Archive for the ‘Open Threads’ Category

Wayback Machine & Web Archiving Open Thread, April 2011

April 7, 2011

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!

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Updated Wayback Machine in Beta Testing

January 24, 2011

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

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

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

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!