Letting search engines into the archive

Usually we don’t let search engines index web archives. When sites are still live, we don’t want the archived version to intefere with the search results. And the ethical implications of making dead sites available via search engines are not clear. (In fact, unless I’m missing something, that seems like an area that needs more analysis and research.)

But in the case of the European Dialogue NGO, they have not only given us permission to make the site openly accessible, but also explicitly requested that we make it accessible to search engines.

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Posted: 2023-03-09

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