12 November 2018
The National Library Board (NLB) has undertaken the impressive task of digitally archiving 180,000 Singapore websites ending with the .sg domain, as well as other electronically available content produced by Singaporean publishers.
The move is part of NLB’s effort to expand its repository of digital knowledge. Previously, the NLB concerned itself only with content producers working in print media.
Singapore’s websites will be archived at least once a year, the NLB said.
Director of the National Library Wai Yin Pryke said it is important to preserve the literary and intellectual heritage of Singapore as a maturing nation.
The NLB’s efforts will be a boon to students who are interested in acquiring more general knowledge. Students will benefit from locally produced content completely digitized and at their fingertips.