Archive-It Blog Has Moved!

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Please join us at http://blog.archive-it.org for regular updates from the Archive-It Team!

Wayback Machine & Web Archiving Open Thread, April 2011

April 7, 2011 by

Anything you want to know or discuss about the Wayback Machine or the Internet Archive’s web archive? This is the place!

What do you want to know about the Wayback Machine and Internet Archive web archive? Do you have problems, concerns, suggestions? This is the place!

If your comment is a question, please check the classic Wayback Machine Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) or new Wayback Machine FAQ site to see if your question has already been addressed before posting.

A few other things to note before posting:

Everything else? Fire away!

Updated Wayback Machine in Beta Testing

January 24, 2011 by

A new, improved version of the Wayback Machine, with an updated interface and fresher index of archived content, is now available for public testing at:

http://waybackmachine.org

Note that during the beta test period, the availability and functionality of the new service will fluctuate as issues are discovered and addressed.

The classic Wayback Machine will remain in concurrent operation for a period, for comparing functionality, but may not receive any further index updates. (It received its last major update in 2008, with only small piecemeal updates since.) So, please use the new site for accessing material from recent years. For a mixture of technical and policy reasons, most material will still appear 6 months or more after collection.

For more information, see the new Wayback Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) site.

Thank you for your patience while this long-awaited update was under development!

Last Open Thread of 2010 (November-December)!

November 24, 2010 by

Time again for an open thread for your questions and comments about the Wayback Machine and Internet Archive web archiving!

If your comment is a question, please check the Wayback Machine Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) to see if your question has already been addressed there before posting.

Also, I’m about to shut down the older forum, which has been very hard to guard against spam and search/link – so we may see an influx of new commenters here.

A few key things to note before you post:

Everything else? Fire away!

(The next new open thread should be started in January.)

Wayback Machine & Web Archiving Open Thread, September 2010

September 7, 2010 by

Time for another open thread!

What do you want to know about the Wayback Machine and Internet Archive web archive? Do you have problems, concerns, suggestions? This is the place!

If your comment is a question, please check the Wayback Machine Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) to see if your question has already been addressed before posting.

A few other things to note before posting:

Everything else? Fire away!

Wayback Machine & Web Archiving Open Thread, July 2010

July 6, 2010 by

Anything you want to know or discuss about the Wayback Machine or the Internet Archive’s web archive? This is the place!

We’re trying something new here. Our classic forum is a bit clunky by modern discussion standards. For posters, it’s hard to browse or search the archives, leading to a lot of repetitive questions. For IA staff, the options for participation and moderation are limited.

This is the first of what’s planned as a new  ‘open thread’ each month, here on this blog. For the month, it’s where feedback, discussion, and questions about the web archive and Wayback Machine should be directed.

If your comment is a question, please check the Wayback Machine Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) to see if your question has already been addressed before posting.

A few other things to note before posting:

Everything else? Fire away!

Archive-It Partnership with LOCKSS

December 17, 2009 by

We should have announced this back in July, but we are still just as excited about it 6 months later, so we wanted to be sure we got the word out. We are pleased to announce that data harvested through the Archive-It service was successfully re-harvested into a LOCKSS network for preservation. The transfer was part of a Andrew W. Mellon foundation project with the University of Rochester.

If you are interested in learning more about the Archive-It/LOCKSS partnership, please contact the LOCKSS team lockss-support (at) lockss (dot) org or the Archive-It team (http://www.archive-it.org/public/contact-us)

The Archive-It team would like to partner with additional preservation systems and needs to hear from our partners. If your institution is interested in participating in a pilot for the preservation system you use, please contact the Archive-It team and let us know. We have done a pilot with iRODS and are in the middle of a test with CONTENTdm.

Alaska State Library Archiving Governor Palin’s End of Term Website

July 28, 2009 by

The Alaska State Library’s collection Alaska Governor/Lt. Governor Web Sites was originally conceived to archive these government websites over time. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s resignation announcement earlier this month and the transition of power to Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell this past Sunday, July 26, 2009 gave the Alaska State Library a great chance to use the crawl on demand feature of Archive-It to preserve information on the announcement and the end of Governor Palin’s term.

By crawling Governor Palin and Lt. Governor Parnell’s websites on the eve of the transition of power, the Alaska State Library was able to capture information that is now offline.  Once Sarah Palin left office, the governor’s website changed to reflect Sean Parnell as governor, and the lieutenant governor’s website changed to reflect Craig Campbell as lieutenant governor. The information from former Governor Palin’s website as well as speeches and press releases from Sean Parnell’s time as lieutenant governor are no longer available on the live web. The foresight of the staff of the Alaska State Library and on-demand crawling through Archive-It made it possible to preserve the final changes to these websites before they were taken offline.

Join the K-12 Web Archiving Program!

July 22, 2009 by

 

Apply to be part of the Internet Archive K-12 program, and your school can help to capture and archive today’s primary source materials on the Web. 

A growing number of individuals and institutions recognize the importance of archiving and preserving the often transitory digital cultural artifacts that are distributed over the Web. But so far, the vast majority of decisions about what Web sites will live into the future have been made by adults, and reflect adults’ sensibilities about what constitutes the important records of history. We want and need to hear from students. 

The Internet Archive, the Library of Congress and California Digital Library collaborated on a pilot in the spring of 2008 and a full-year program for the 2008/2009 school year, working with a total of 10 elementary, middle and high schools. We are looking to expand this program to new schools in the coming year. You can explore the collections created during the 2008/2009 school year on the Archive-It website at: http://www.archive-it.org/k12/

Find a complete project description and the brief application here: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/newsevents/news/  Apply by August 14 for full consideration.

 

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A growing number of individuals and institutions recognize the importance of archiving and preserving the often transitory digital cultural artifacts that are distributed over the Web. But so far, the vast majority of decisions about what Web sites will live into the future have been made by adults, and reflect adults’ sensibilities about what constitutes the important records of history. We want and need to hear from students. 
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The Internet Archive, the Library of Congress and California Digital Library collaborated on a pilot in the spring of 2008 and a full-year program for the 2008/2009 school year, working with a total of 10 elementary, middle and high schools. We are looking to expand this program to new schools in the coming year. You can explore the collections created during the 2008/2009 school year on the <a href=’http://www.archive-it.org’>Archive-It</a&gt; website at: http://www.archive-it.org/k12/. 
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Find a complete project description and the brief application in the “Featured Resources” section at http://www.loc.gov/teachers/. Apply by <b>August 14</b> for full consideration.
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Archive-It and LOCKSS Interoperability!

July 21, 2009 by

The Archive-It team is excited to announce that a successful transfer of Archive-It data moved from the Internet Archive data center into the LOCKSS network.  The transfer was part of a Andrew W. Mellon foundation project with the University of Rochester.   

We are excited to be able to provide these and other preservation options to Archive-It partners as we increase the interoperability of the Archive-It service.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Archive-It team. More information about the LOCKSS system can be found at www.lockss.org


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