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100 websites: Capturing the digital universe

Websites don’t last forever. Formats change, whole sites disappear and, once lost, digital content is irretrievable.

But from 6 April 2013, the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge University Library and Trinity College Dublin, gained powers to archive the entire UK web, along with e-journals, e-books and other formats

But how will researchers be using this resource in 100, 200 or 1000 years time? And what will it say about who we are in 2013?

To mark the passing of the new regulations, curators and other experts from all the participating libraries chose the 100 Websites which they judge will be essential reading for future generations researching our life and times in 2013.

From the homepage of a Scottish bus shelter to big culture-changers like Facebook and eBay, you can see our choices here.

We also want to know what you think. Which UK websites not included on this list would you want future generations to remember? Please note that the regulations enable us to archive websites that end in .uk, or that are created or published in the UK.

Join the debate and tell us which websites would be on your list on Twitter using the #digitaluniverse hashtag…

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