Recently, I attended an internet archiving vocational training held by our National Library. Most of the other attendees came from libraries – I did, too. We all had somewhat different experiences regarding internet archiving. The National Library is doing complete harvests: they download everything from a website in a way that makes it possible to reconstruct later. The practices of a public archive like that differ from those of the Open Doors which again differs from the efforts of volunteer groups. That is partly because even the internet is such a new thing, internet archiving is only experimenting with a mix of methodologies. But it is also because they all have different considerations.
What considerations do you think can shape these practices? Have you been part of any archiving project?