Credit: (BnL)

The National Library of Luxembourg (abbreviated as BnL) has announced the launch of the site, an information platform on the archiving of the Luxembourg web and an access point for any search for websites archived by the BnL; the site is currently available in English.

In application of a 2009 Grand-Ducal regulation, the BnL will now also collect all of the documents published in Luxembourg in digital format, in addition to printed publications of all kinds. Like the other national libraries, the BnL will similarly collect and preserve in the long-term all sites with the domain name ".lu" and other targeted sites put online by residents of Luxembourg.

To achieve this objective, the BnL will be regularly organising extensive harvesting campaigns as well as targeted campaigns with specific themes. Extensive harvesting campaigns are to be carried out in collaboration with the American foundation, Internet Archive. Among the special collections to discover on are the municipal (2017), national (2018) and European (2019) elections, as well as websites dedicated to festivals organised in Luxembourg or the Internet pages devoted to the death and funeral of the late Grand Duke Jean.

In order to search the web archive, those interested must go to the premises of the National Library in Luxembourg-Kirchberg (Avenue John F. Kennedy). Indeed, for reasons related to copyright protection, archived websites cannot be accessed remotely.

The site is currently available in English, but will soon also be available in French.