Home » post » Status of the Wayback Machine

Our mission

Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

Status of the Wayback Machine

Roy updates us on the status of the Wayback machine with an example from the White House:

  • Back to the Wayback Machine, Roy Tennant, Library Journal (May 18th, 2011).

    But that means that any claims to be “archiving the web” should be taken with a grain of salt. Maybe say “archiving the parts of the web that matter” or “ignoring what doesn’t matter so much”.

And, don’t forget Archive-It, the web archiving service from Internet Archive.

Through a user-friendly web interface, Archive-It partners can catalog, manage, and browse their archived collections using web archiving tools developed at the Internet Archive. Collections are hosted at the Internet Archive data center and are accessible to the public, including full-text search.

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Archives

%d bloggers like this: