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Archiving of End of Term of Bush Administration

A description of the collaborative project that archived the web pages of the George W. Bush presidential administration at the end of its term in office.

  • The “End of Term” Was Only the Beginning, by Laura Graham, a Digital Media Project Coordinator at the Library of Congress, The Signal, Digital Preservation Blog, Library of Congress, (July 26th, 2011).

    In late 2008, the Library of Congress, the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas, the Internet Archive and the Government Printing Office began the first collaborative project to capture and archive United States government web sites representing the “end of term” of the George W. Bush presidential administration.

    The partners planned, strategized, developed tools to facilitate processes and settled on a division of responsibilities. Months later, when the crawling of content was complete, there were 5.7 terabytes at CDL, 1 at UNT and 9.1 at Internet Archive, for a total of 15.9 terabytes.

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