Library Publishes Brexit Web Archive

UK and EU flagsIn the weeks leading up to the UK European Union Membership Referendum, the UCLA Library archived copies of 46 important "Remain" and "Leave" websites, ranging from environmental and academic grassroots organizations to trade unions and business groups. Also included were the main official websites about the referendum by the United Kingdom government.

The archive will provide an important record for future research on this event. Websites host an increasing amount of public discourse on current events, but are notoriously ephemeral in nature. The UK EU Membership Referendum archive joins the Library's growing list of web archives devoted to documenting important political and cultural events.