Rákóczi Web Archive

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The digital archive, made on the occasion of Francis II Rákóczi Memorial Year in National Széchényi Library, can also be used for educational and research purposes, as a rich source of Hungarian social and military history of the 17th and 18th centuries. The digital archive was made in the framework of the Public Collection Digitization Strategy tender.

Primary aim of the site is to present the technology of web archiving and the integration of the web archive with other digital collections by way of a sample application. On the website, you can browse through backups of web pages and web sites related to the memorial year, the ruling prince, the war of independence and the Rákóczi family, as well as digital or digitized books included in the Hungarian Electronic Library, articles contained by the Electronic Periodicals Archive & Database, and photos, illustrations and other image documents coming from the Hungarian Digital Archive of Pictures.

As the web is a complex medium, it takes a serious IT challenge to backup web content, not to mention long-term archiving, or keeping content in an accessible format. Backups made by the web archive of NSZL have been made and can be viewed by the use of various software products, so the capabilities of archiving and displaying tools can easily be compared.  By clicking on this link, you can get more information on the web archiving project launched by National Széchényi Library in 2017.