NLS leads partnership to preserve fragile record of Covid-19 health information and misinformation 5 Oct 2021

The National Library of Scotland is leading a new project to archive and explore online resources about the Covid-19 pandemic. The £231k project is funded by the Wellcome Fund, supported by the British Library and titled 'The Archive of Tomorrow: Health Information and Misinformation in the UK Web Archive'. NLS’s Joseph Marshall said “health advice, data and scientific evidence have been contested, revised, used and misused with dramatic and sometimes tragic consequences, and yet the digital record of this is fragile and difficult to access. How easy will it be in a few years’ time to source the tweets, blogs and news stories from the past 18 months and will we be able to make sense of it all? These are the questions we’ll be asking.” NLS