Regents of the University of California (California Digital Library)
Log Number: LG-70-16-0093-16
The California Digital Library, in partnership Harvard Library and UCLA Library will develop Cobweb, an open-source collaborative collection development platform for creating comprehensive Web archives by coordinating the activities of the Web archiving community. The project consists of four coordinated and complementary activities: developing the open source Cobweb system; user interface design and usability testing; community outreach and engagement; and production deployment. The shared curatorial decision-making enabled by Cobweb will benefit the libraries and archives already engaged in Web archiving as well as those that have not yet started, and it will help them make better informed decisions regarding the allocation of their finite resources. As a tool for managing our digital heritage, Cobweb furthers IMLS's efforts towards developing a national digital platform.