Archive-It

Created in early 2006, Archive-It is a web archiving subscription service that allows institutions and individuals to build and preserve collections of digital content and create digital archives - archive-it.org


Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive talks about archiving operations - wikimedia.org

Archive-It allows the user to customize their capture or exclusion of web content they want to preserve for cultural heritage reasons.

# Permanent Wiki The relevance to the permanent wiki project here is that Archive-IT has a current call to create a Climate Change Archive and is also actively developing an API which would enable the archiving of wiki. Adding a means for wiki to archive it's content to the Internet Archive should therefore be possible through Wiki Hooks or a Publishing Transport. In conjunction with Newspeak House the Permanent Wiki, Green Investment Research Group and Anthropological Archive projects could benefit from the institutional links that Archive-It and the Internet Archive represent.

# Web archiving climate change

Archive-It has an existing project to archive environmental work, and a recent call for community documentation strategy to create a Climate Change Archive.

# About Archive-It

Through a web application, Archive-It partners can harvest, catalog, manage, browse, search and view their archived collections - nrs.harvard.edu

In terms of accessibility, the archived web sites are full text searchable within seven days of capture. Content collected through Archive-It is captured and stored as a WARC file.

A primary and back-up copy is stored at the Internet Archive data centers. A copy of the WARC file can be given to subscribing partner institutions for geo-redundant preservation and storage purposes to their best practice standards - archive-it.org

The data captured through Archive-It is periodically indexed into the Internet Archive's general archive.

As of March 2014, , Archive-It had over 275 partner institutions in 46 U.S. states and 16 countries that have captured over 7.4 billion URLs for over 2,444 public collections. Archive-It partners are universities and college libraries, state archives, federal institutions, museums, law libraries and cultural organizations, including the Electronic Literature Organization, North Carolina State Archives and Library, Stanford University, Columbia University, American University in Cairo, Georgetown Law Library and many others.

# WASAPI

Systems Interoperability and Collaborative Development for Web Archiving (WASAPI for short) is a two-year research project to test economic and community models for collaborative technology development, prototype system integration through development of Export APIs, and build community participation in web archiving development and new research and access tools - sdfa

The archiveit/wasapi application is the bulk of the code by which Archive-It implements the WASAPI specification.