Monday, March 01, 2010

Archive-It

Archive-It is a project of Internet Archive, the non-profit behind the well-known Wayback Machine that allows users to locate older, archived versions of websites. The Internet Archive, while having an extensive collection of web pages, does not have the resources to archive everything that is currently on the Internet. With Archive-It, the Internet Archive is partnering with universities, libraries, governments, and other institutions to archive selected websites. Partner institutions, who pay a susbscription fee to participate, select groups of webpages to preserve, and users are able to search or browse these archives on the the Archive-It website. Examples of collections include 2010 Iranian Blogs (Stanford University), 2008 Elections in North Carolina (University of North Carolina), Flood of 2008 Collection (University of Iowa), and Terrorism in Indonesia (National Library of Australia).