Cobweb: Collaborative Collection Development for Web Archives

With funding from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) and in partnership with UCLA and Harvard University, the California Digital Library (CDL) developed Cobweb, an open source platform to support collaborative collection development for web archives.

The shared curatorial decision-making enabled by Cobweb benefits libraries and archives already engaged in web archiving as well as those that have not yet started, and it can help them make better informed decisions regarding the allocation of their finite resources. Cobweb also provides researchers with aggregated descriptions of archived resources to help them identify and find those useful to their research.