Libraries to save websites from 'digital black hole'

Help

The British Library is aiming to archive every UK web page, from Facebook updates to blogs about buses.

It will work alongside other "legal deposit libraries" to save and store a billion web pages, which could be vital for historians.

Richard Gibby from the British Library says a lot of material, such as that published by web users after the London bombings in 2005, has already been lost into "a digital black hole".

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.