Web Content Management Systems Archivability
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- Banos V., Manolopoulos Y. (2015) Web Content Management Systems Archivability. In: Tadeusz M., Valduriez P., Bellatreche L. (eds) Advances in Databases and Information Systems. ADBIS 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9282. Springer, Cham
Web archiving is the process of collecting and preserving web content in an archive for current and future generations. One of the key issues in web archiving is that not all websites can be archived correctly due to various issues that arise from the use of different technologies, standards and implementation practices. Nevertheless, one of the common denominators of current websites is that they are implemented using a Web Content Management System (WCMS). We evaluate the Website Archivability (WA) of the most prevalent WCMSs. We investigate the extent to which each WCMS meets the conditions for a safe transfer of their content to a web archive for preservation purposes, and thus identify their strengths and weaknesses. More importantly, we deduce specific recommendations to improve the WA of each WCMS, aiming to advance the general practice of web data extraction and archiving.