CAST (Collaborative Archiving Services Testbed) is a software to collect, analyze and package websites for delivery to a digital archive.
LDP center can now offer to collect a public website, analyze, suggest improvements and create a package of the final collection with metadata for delivery to an archive.
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A presentation of how to use the CAST for web archiving, in crawling, analysis and packaging of web sites.
About how CAST can be used for preservation of web, through the entire process from crawl to ready archive packages.
An example of how to get access to preserved websites on the Test Platform.
What does the analysis function in CAST show and how can we use this information?
An analysis on downloaded material from sex different crawlings. (Report written in Swedish.)
This picture of CAST architecture was created in the project Test Platform, 2009
CAST has been presented a number of times, read more about where and when here.
The development of CAST will be described in a number of articles, as part of a postgraduate education.
Why should you preserve the web, how can you do and with what tools? What exactly is WARC, Heritrix and Wayback Machine? Read more about this and more in our Library / Web!
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