Monthly Update: Welsh Government, Office Expansion & We’re Hiring
July 10, 2018 • 3 min read
Welcome to the first in a series of monthly updates from our team, giving you the latest news from MirrorWeb including project wins, industry news and the latest jobs available as we continue to grow and expand.
MirrorWeb Awarded Contract with Welsh Government
We have been awarded a three-year contract with the Welsh government to preserve the internet heritage of the Welsh nation by digitally archiving web and social media communications.
We will preserve the government’s web-published content in both English and Welsh on all websites of historic and national significance, as well as Twitter social accounts including @WelshGovernment, @LlywodraethCym and @FMWales.
This will modernise how the content is captured and stored, and provide a reliable, comprehensive and intuitive search service of Wales’s digital history.
Office Expansion, and We’re Hiring
MirrorWeb continues to grow and have taken an additional 3,000 square feet in our office in Manchester to accommodate a considerable increase in headcount.
We are actively hiring (no recruiters, please) to fuel the next phase in MirrorWeb’s growth and enable us to develop an innovative range of products, bring more benefits to our customers and enter new markets.
Current jobs available include:
- DevOps Engineers
- Full-Stack Engineers
- Front End Developers
- Python Engineers
- QA Testers
- Business Intelligence Project Managers
For more information on available job roles and how to apply, view our job opportunities.
Digital Preservation Futures Webinar with MirrorWeb
MirrorWeb were invited to the first webinar episode of Digital Preservation Futures with the DPC (Digital Preservation Coalition), which exists to secure our digital legacy by enabling its members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services.
In the webinar, Phil Clegg and Phil Ogden from MirrorWeb introduced our digital archiving solutions, discussed The National Archives project, and identified the future challenges of digital preservation and how these might be overcome.
- What are the Future Challenges of Digital Preservation?
- What are Customers Looking for from Digital Preservation?
We’ve picked out the latest news on digital preservation and web and social media archiving for you to digest:
According to Vint Cerf, widely known as a ‘Father of the Internet’: “We have a big problem. I call it the digital dark age. We don’t curate our digital content with much care and until we realise that, we can’t get any of it.”
According to Georgina Breis from the University of London, there are two main reasons why voluntary organisations should value their archives: first, in the voluntary sector we forget our history at our peril, and second, the records of voluntary organisations are a vital source for researchers of history and social policy.
The launch of the Computer Literacy Project Archive means viewers can now search and browse all the programmes from the Computer Literacy Project along with the BBC Micro software online, with each item described in detail by members of the original production team. Access the Computer Literacy Project 1980 - 1989.