From the reviews:
"The book addresses the problem of preserving the vast amount of information available on the web. … presents a useful index, as it helps bring together related issues presented by the various contributing authors. There are also a number of relevant figures. A comprehensive list of references after each chapter is also given. … a valuable source of information offered by a range of experts in the field, this book is recommended reading for archivists, record managers, librarians, computer scientists and information managers … ." (Tony Rodrigues, Online Information Review, Vol. 31 (6), 2007)
About the Author
Julien Masanès is a cofounder and the Director of the European Archive, a non-profit foundation for Web preservation and digital cultural access. Before this he had directed the Web Archiving Project at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) since 2000. He also participated very actively in the creation of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), which he coordinated during its first two years.
He is a curator and received a degree in librarianship at ENSSIB (Lyon) in 1999. He was a digital preservation adviser at BnF and has participated in various national and international initiatives in this domain, such as the European Project NEDLIB, the Global Digital Format Registry and the OCLC/RLG Open Archive Information System Certification Group. He has numerous publications in this field, and he launched and presently chairs the International Web Archiving Workshop (IWAW) series, the main international rendezvous in this domain.