The web archive portal of the National Library of Luxembourg has undergone a transformation, introducing not just an updated user interface, but also faster loading speeds and exciting new features, such as improved search and filter options. Additionally, the portal now grants users full access to archived sites with paywalls.
Previously, users were limited to freely accessible sites, which included the archived versions of internet sites with the “.lu“ domain and other online platforms created by Luxembourgers. However, some websites, particularly those of news agencies, typically require users to purchase a subscription to access certain content. With the new portal, users can now access the archived versions of these websites for free.
In its mission of preserving the country’s digital heritage, the National Library not only collects various printed publications but also preserves the Luxembourgish web space. Although the archive is freely accessible through an online portal, it can only be viewed inside the library building due to copyright restrictions.