Through a user friendly web application, Archive-It partners can collect, catalog, manage, access, search and archive their digital information collections.
Quoting the Archive-It web site:
First deployed in 2006, Archive-It is a subscription web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps organizations to harvest, build, and preserve collections of digital content. Through our user friendly web application Archive-It partners can collect, catalog, and manage their collections of archived content with 24/7 access and full text search available for their use as well as their patrons. Content is hosted and stored at the Internet Archive data centers.Archive-It presently is working with more than 190 partner organizations in 44 U.S. states and 16 countries worldwide. The types of organizations involved include:
- College and university libraries
- State archives, libraries, and historical societies
- Government organizations
- Non-profit organizations
- Museums and art libraries
- Public libraries and local institutions
- Fulfill an organization’s mandate to preserve institutional memory and history
- Archive state/local agency publications that aren’t being deposited in print form
- Capture websites and link them to existing collections around the same thematic focus
- Archive organizational culture, including online publications and social networking sites
- Create a web archive on a specific subject or event, including social media sites
- Collect government agency websites and an evolving online presence
- Maintain electronic records management system to meet government and university record retention policies
The K12 Web Archiving Program is 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.
Archive-It is a service of the non-profit Internet Archive at www.Archive.org
You can learn more at http://www.archive-it.org/. You might especially want to look at the online brochure available at http://www.archive-it.org/static/files/archiveit_brochure_2012.pdf
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