South West Branch
Welcome to the website for the South West branch of the BCS (British Computer Society). This is one of the largest geographical branches covering all of Devon and Cornwall, specifically the postal codes EX, PL, TQ, TR. The Branch has about 1000 members.
Our monthly meetings are generally held between October and May. Events are usually held in either Plymouth or Exeter, there is no charge (unless indicated) and everyone is welcome.
The British Library has been archiving UK web sites since 2004, aiming to understand the challenges involved and to build the capability to preserve the UK's digital heritage for future generations. This work has been significantly intensified since 6 April 2013, when the Non-print Legal Deposit Regulations were put in place by the UK government. This legal framework enables the UK Legal Deposit Libraries to collect digital publications as they have done with printed publications such as books and journals, in the most cost-effective and comprehensive way. The British Library undertakes periodic crawls of the UK web in its entirety on behalf of the five other Legal Deposit Libraries. This talk will give an overview of the end-to-end web archiving process, involving crawling, indexing, storing and providing access to 4-5 million UK websites. It will also touch upon the key technical, legal and business challenges.
Helen Hockx-Yu is Head of Web Archiving at the British Library. She leads the British Library's web archiving operations and services.
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Branch members may be interested in an event jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, and supported by the south west branches of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT and the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and the South West WARP.
Justin Turner is this year''s winner of the British Computer Society SW Branch Prize. It is awarded to the best student at the University of Exeter, studying a computer Science programme for best academic performance.
4 June 2013, at BCS Office in central London.
This is the eighth conference run by BCS CMSG
This is the premier UK event on Change, Release and Configuration Management for ITIL and Service Management and throughout the application lifecycle – the BCS CMSG has a successful track record of previous events.
SW Branch members may be interested in the lecture by Eugene Kaspersky which is being hosted at the University in April…