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K-12 Web Archiving Program

If you were a K12 student which websites would you want to save for future generations? What would you want people to look at 50 or even 500 years from now?

These questions are central to the K12 Web Archiving Program, a partnership between the Internet Archive and the Library of Congress. Now in its fourth year, with 5th to 12th graders participating in schools across the country, this program provides a new perspective on saving history and culture, allowing students to actively participate and make decisions about what "at risk" website content will be saved.

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Archive-It allows institutions to build and preserve their own web archive of digital content, through a user friendly web application, without requiring any technical expertise or hosting facilities. Subscribers can harvest, catalog, and archive their collections, and then search and browse the collections when complete. Collections are hosted at the Internet Archive data center, and accessible to the public with full text search.

Archive-It is designed to fit the needs of many types of organizations and individuals. The over 200 partners include: state archives, university libraries, federal institutions, state libraries, non government non profits, museums, historians, and independent researchers.

The 1,700 Collections captured by Archive-It range from subject matters as diverse as "Political parties in Latin America" to the "Matthew Shepard Web Archive"  to  the "2008 Beijing Olympic Games" to "Iranian Blogs" to "North Carolina State Government Web Site Archive".

Contact the Archive-It team for more details about subscribing to this service.

Around the World in 2 Billion Pages

Thanks to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, Internet Archive completed a 2 billion page web crawl in 2007. At the time this was the largest web crawl attempted by Internet Archive. The project was designed to take a global snapshot of the Web.

Please browse through the resulting collection.

Special thanks to the memory institutions who contributed URLs to the crawl. The crawl began with 18,000 websites from over 60 countries.

Web Collections

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
The Internet Archive and many individual contributors worked together to put together a comprehensive list of websites to create a historical record of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the massive relief effort which followed. This collection has over 25 million unique pages, all text searchable, from over 1500 sites. The web archive commenced on September 4th.
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National Archives
The UK Central Government Web Archive is a selective collection of UK Government websites, archived from August 2003, which has been collected by the Internet Archive on behalf of the National Archives of the United Kingdom. history.
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Election 2002
The Library of Congress, in collaboration with WebArchivist.org of the State University of New York Institute of Technology and the Internet Archive, created the Election 2002 Web Archive. A selective collection of nearly 4,000 sites archived between July 1, 2002 and November 30, 2002, the collection includes congressional and gubernatorial candidates, political party, government, advocacy, blogs, public opinion, and miscellaneous Web sites related to the 2002 United States elections.
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September 11th
The tragic events of September 11, 2001, prompted web creators around the world to respond. This special collection of archived web sites preserves this unique moment in our history.
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The End of Term Web Archive 2008-2009
The End of Term Web Archive documents the United States Government's World Wide Web presence during the transition between the administrations of President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
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Web Pioneers
The early years of the internet are a testament to the internet's diversity and ingenuity. This special collection highlights a handful of sites that played a role in the early internet.
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"retroactive and permanent" SethPen 0 October 01, 2013 09:19:44am
Please add me OKstudio 0 September 28, 2013 04:19:26pm
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Was there a rollback/purging? +redirect loop (archived sites no longer appearing) DSTL 1 September 26, 2013 06:13:52pm
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how to fix slide in Proreview theme? Jack Pham 0 September 24, 2013 08:23:07pm
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Archived page, yet it says it isn't archived Halvor 0 September 21, 2013 05:51:22am
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     Re: Add my Site cbavio 0 September 15, 2013 03:15:53pm
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Scheduled maintenance tomorrow 8:00am PST (4:00pm UTC) for archive.org Jeff Kaplan 0 September 10, 2013 05:21:15pm
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Can this website be added tcboll 0 September 03, 2013 05:23:59pm
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How To View Chronological Order of Blog Posts WIthout Skipping to Most Recent Crawl? dbaughman 0 August 30, 2013 05:07:50pm
Wayback Machine errors webarchiver354 0 August 29, 2013 08:11:48am
How to increase the crawl times to show more snapshot? androd white 0 August 28, 2013 07:46:00pm
How can I volunteer ? Ekon 0 August 28, 2013 10:22:21am
Wayback Machine is as slow as molasses! angeldeb82 0 August 27, 2013 10:30:02am
Sources for wayback 1.6.0 theFatEx 0 August 26, 2013 02:59:28am
Can't review or update uploaded books Fintan 1 August 22, 2013 11:36:39pm
   Re: Can't review or update uploaded books Jeff Kaplan 0 August 23, 2013 10:07:19am
Please add our site to your archive tehnoms 1 August 21, 2013 12:19:12am
   Re: Please add our site to your archive Hukka Toys 0 September 06, 2013 06:07:54am
Archiving Websites on Here? D-Sandow 0 August 20, 2013 08:59:15am
How to get new index for Wayback machine mattrhowe 0 August 20, 2013 07:44:47am
list/timegate broken? ricardoscotland 1 August 15, 2013 08:19:51am
   Re: list/timegate broken? Jeff Kaplan 1 August 15, 2013 11:19:26am
     Re: list/timegate broken? ricardoscotland 0 August 15, 2013 11:47:09am
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Deleted archieve? nemesisswan 0 August 14, 2013 05:27:14pm
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Can this be website be added? nekomata3 1 August 12, 2013 07:38:01pm
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