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BA Elected to Serve on the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Steering Committee

In response to the call for candidates to serve on the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Steering Committee from 2017 to 2020, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has put itself forward and has been elected to join the steering committee for the next three years. The results of the election were announced on 15 May 2017 after the votes were casted by the official representatives of the IIPC member organization. The BA will commence its new role on the 1st of June, along with four other new members: Library and Archives Canada, the National Library of Spain, the Columbia University Libraries, and the National Library of Finland.

The IIPC is a membership organization founded in 2003. It is dedicated to improve the tools, standards, and practices of web archiving while promoting international collaborations and the broad access and use of the web.

In order to capture the marvels of the digital age, the BA has taken on web archiving as a vital part of its various digital endeavors to better document history for future generations.

The BA first joined the IIPC in October 2010, opening up new venues for collaboration and exchange experiences in the field of web archiving with other institutions worldwide. The BA is currently working on web crawling while focusing on Egyptian and Arabic content. It is also worth mentioning that the BA team has presented the newly developed Crawl Log Animator tool in the IIPC General Assembly 2016, which depicts the web crawling process using an animated graph and facilitating the procedure of tracking the crawl logs and reports.