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    A global network of experts archiving the Web for future generations.

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    The web is a unique and dynamic resource that is of high value to current and future researchers.

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    IIPC members archive the web on a local, national, and global scale.

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    Our community comes together annually to share experiences and present solutions.

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  • Web Archiving

    Why Archive the Web?

    The Internet has enabled an unprecedented era of knowledge sharing, creativity, innovation, and connection. It has also created new challenges for institutions who's mission it is to document and preserve contemporary knowledge and culture. 

    Many things that memory institutions collect, like scholarly publications, campaign materials, works of art, government documents, correspondence and news, are now only available on the Web. Web pages are increasingly dynamic, they are constantly changing. To make sure this content survives for the next generation it must be captured in real-time. 

    Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web, preserving the collections in an archival format, and then serving the archives for access and use.

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