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2 Years of Archive-It!

February 8, 2008

Today (Feb 8, 2008) is the 2 year anniversary of launching the production Archive-It service!

Archive-It partners have preserved approx 27 terabytes of born digital web content, over 283 million URLs and 474 public collections.

A few highlights from the first 2 years and projects in the works for years 3+:

-We have grown to over 50 partners and counting

-Diversifying our partner base with libraries, archives, non-government non profits, federal institutions, as well as cultural institutions and museums

-Increasing our global partner base with partners from Australia, Singapore, South America and Europe

-Developing multi-lingual user interfaces with our global partners

-Expanding our impact with a K-12 pilot program, collaborating with high schools across the country

-Currently developing the 3.0 version of the web app to include even more sophisticated features, functionality and user interface

-Working on more advanced access and preservation tools to meet the needs of our partners

-Hosted a successful partner meeting last year with plans to make this event a regular happening

Thank you to all our partners for 2 great years! Archive-It would not be where it is today without their valuable feedback, participation and collaboration!

Advertisements Now Featuring Archive-It Collections

June 4, 2007

Archive-It recently introduced an OAI-PMH metadata feed for all Archive-It collections. This feed has been submitted to the OAIster catalog. Our feed has been harvested and you will see hits from Archive-It collections in your search results.

We are also planning to integrate an SRU protocol in our search engine very soon. The Archive-It team is very excited about providing new ways for our partners and their patrons to be able to access their Archive-It collections.

Conferences, Conferences Conferences!

April 12, 2007

Members of the web team will be both speaking and attending several conferences in the next few months. Here is where you can find our team members out on the road.

IIPC General Membership Meeting, April 18 – 20, Paris, France
Kris will be presenting in a Pioneers of Web Archiving Panel and Gordon and Igor will lead a 1/2 day Heritrix tutorial.

DigCCurr 2007, April 18 – 20, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dan and Molly are attending. While at UNC, they are speaking with two UNC School of Information and Library Science classes to discuss Archive-It (the two classes have been using Archive-It for group projects).

Digitizing in a Material World, April 19, San Jose, California
Kristine will be speaking. This event aims to help those California libraries that are being asked to plan, create and provide access to material in digital collections.

The Challenge: Long-Term Preservation Strategies and Practices of European Partnerships, April 20 – 21, Frankfurt, Germany
Igor will be attending.

Best Practices Exchange 2007 , May 2 – 4, Chandler, Arizona
Kristine, Molly and Dan will be presenting in the Technology, Access and Emerging Issues Tracks, although the schedule has not been finalized. Tune in soon for more updates. Also Brewster Kahle will be a guest speaker Thursday May 3 at 8:30am.

In June team members will be attending and hopefully presenting at IWAW and JCDL (both in Vancouver, Canada). More details on these conferences to follow.

If you are attending any of these conferences, come find us and say hello!

Archive-It 2.4!

February 14, 2007

On February 8, 2007 we released Archive-It 2.4!

The Archive-It service is a web archive on demand service used primarily by US state archives, state libraries and university libraries. Subscribers are able to create, manage, search and preserve collections of archived web pages. All collections are publicly accessible and full-text searchable at

The production service turned 1 year old on February 8. In the first year of service, there have been 4 major feature releases and we have 3 more planned for 2007. These constant improvements are due in large part to feedback from our Archive-It partners.

New features in 2.4 include an annual crawl frequency and dormant collection state. You can see a demo of the service at one of our upcoming informational webinars: Feb 20, Mar 6, and Mar 20 all at 11am PST. Email archive-it at for more information.