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Archiving .Gov: Your Help Requested!

As the inauguration ceremony begins tomorrow, we can be assured that the Library of Congress and other partners in the End of Term Harvest project have captured much of the Bush administration’s online presence. Many of these websites will be re-captured at later dates, providing an interesting look at how these websites will change over time, through different administrations.

On a related note, there will undoubtedly be changes in the coming days, weeks, months, that will eliminate some government agencies. We are trying to archive as many of these “dead” websites as possible in the CyberCemetery, to preserve them in their final form.

Please, if you know of a website that is disappearing, email or call me. I’m keeping my eyes and ears open, but there is a lot of content out there, and I welcome your help. After all, this information is for all of us!

Thanks, and I wish you all joy as we witness history tomorrow.

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