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pageVault supports the archiving
of all unique responses generated by a web server.
It allows you to know
exactly what information you have published on your web site, whether static
pages or dynamically generated content, and regardless of format (HTML, XML, PDF,
zip, Microsoft Office formats, images, sound), regardless of rate
Although every unique HTTP response can be archived and indexed, you can define
non-material content (such as the current date/time and trivial
site personalisation) on a per-URL, directory or regular expression basis which
pageVault will exclude when calculating the novelty of a response.
Commonwealth agency must ascertain:
- the likelihood of it being called to account/held liable/subject to litigation for the content of its website(s), whether in a current, recent or older manifestation; and
- its current ability to prove or disprove the existence of particular content on its website(s) at a given date and time.
t's no surprise that our legal system is paying close attention to the Web
and its content too. Several new laws have been passed which give electronic
information published on the Web the same legal status as its paper counterpart.
Web content, therefore, needs to be viewed in a different and more critical
manner than ever before.
With the critical role played by web servers in corporate communication, knowing
exactly what has been delivered to visitors to a web site is as much a
necessity as keeping file-copies of official correspondence. But until now
there has been no practical way of recording all information published by a
web site. Change control and versioning systems address part of the problem,
but cannot cope with dynamic content, and there is the ever-present risk that
changes are made to content bypassing version control systems.
pageVault takes a radically different approach which guarantees that every
unique HTTP response, however it is generated and regardless of its content
is efficiently archived with minimal overhead.
ith government agencies conducting a significant and rapidly increasing proportion
of their business over the Internet, it is vital that they set in place policies,
procedures and systems which ensure that full and accurate records of web-based activity
are created and retained.
The creation and maintenance of authentic, reliable, accurate and durable evidence of
web-based activity is essential if agencies are to retain corporate memory and meet
legal obligations and community expectations.
The pageVault archives can be queried to answer questions such as:
- what did this page look like at 9:30AM on the 4th May last year?
- exactly how many times and how has this particular page changed
over the 6 months?
- exactly how did we respond to search requests containing the
word poison over the last 18 months?
- which images in the "logos" subdirectory have changed this week,
- the content of this URL has been corrupted - I need to recover it
to the version as of August 17th.
irectors, officers, and stockholders controlling 10% or more of the
public company are now required to make known any ownership changes on
the company website within two days of the relevant transaction. Clearly
this implies that such companies will need to retain trustworthy records
demonstrating the timing and content of the required Web-based
...So while Sarbanes-Oxley may only tangentially impact your company, the
fact remains that failing to manage records is risky business whether or
not you are a public company or accounting firm, unless of course you
long for a new country home upstate with cramped living quarters and a
Material published on websites has the same legal status as if it where published
on paper. This material must be managed appropriately, and unless an organisation can
record exactly what it has sent and the surrounding context, it hasn't met the
first step of records management accountability.
pageVault provides the necessary foundations for the management of all material
published on the web.
he primary records management principle for state and federal agency websites is:
When materials are posted to an agency website and . . .
the materials qualify as records, and . . .
the materials have not already been adequately captured in an agency recordkeeping system,
then . . .
the agency must take steps to establish a linkage between the website and an
agency recordkeeping system and transfer the records into the recordkeeping system.