14 Oct 2002 - 14 May 2022
Web Archive Blog & Discussion
Did you know the team behind the Wayback Machine has a blog?
The blog's regular Open Threads are now the recommended place for questions, feedback, and discussion about the Wayback Machine or Internet Archive general web archive.
K-12 Web Archiving Program
If you were a K12 student which websites would you want to save for future generations? What would you want people to look at 50 or even 500 years from now?
These questions are central to the K12 Web Archiving Program, a partnership between the Internet Archive and the Library of Congress. Now after two years, involving 18 schools from 15 states around the country, this innovative program provides a new perspective on saving history and culture, allowing students to actively participate and make decisions about what website content will be saved. The decisions they make help them to develop an awareness of how the Web content they choose will become primary sources for future historians studying our lives.
Apply now to be a part of year three of this exciting program! Applications are due July 2 and can be found here.
Web Archiving Services
Archive-It allows institutions to build and preserve their own web archive of digital content, through a user friendly web application, without requiring any technical expertise or hosting facilities. Subscribers can harvest, catalog, and archive their collections, and then search and browse the collections when complete. Collections are hosted at the Internet Archive data center, and accessible to the public with full text search. Archive-It is designed to fit the needs of many types of organizations and individuals. The over 130 partners include: state archives, university libraries, federal institutions, state libraries, non government non profits, museums, historians, and independent researchers. The 1050 Collections captured by Archive-It range from subject matters as diverse as "Political parties in Latin America" to the "Matthew Shepard Web Archive" to the "2008 Beijing Olympic Games" to "Iranian Blogs" to "North Carolina State Government Web Site Archive". Contact the Archive-It team for more details about subscribing to this service.
Around the World in 2 Billion Pages
Thanks to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, Internet Archive completed a 2 billion page web crawl in 2007. This is the largest web crawl attempted by Internet Archive. The project was designed to take a global snapshot of the Web.
Please browse through the resulting collection
. Special thanks to the memory institutions who contributed URLs to the crawl. The crawl began with 18,000 websites from over 60 countries.
Asian Tsunami Web ArchiveThis Web archive is a collection of over 1500 sites relating to the December 2004 Tsunami disaster in Asia. A shapshot of these sites has been taken once a week starting from the first week of January 2005 in order to build an archived record of this world shattering event. View the collectionHurricanes Katrina and RitaThe Internet Archive and many individual contributors worked together to put together a comprehensive list of websites to create a historical record of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the massive relief effort which followed. This collection has over 25 million unique pages, all text searchable, from over 1500 sites. The web archive commenced on September 4th. View the collectionNational ArchivesThe UK Central Government Web Archive is a selective collection of UK Government websites, archived from August 2003, which has been collected by the Internet Archive on behalf of the National Archives of the United Kingdom. history. View the collectionElection 2002The Library of Congress, in collaboration with WebArchivist.org of the State University of New York Institute of Technology and the Internet Archive, created the Election 2002 Web Archive. A selective collection of nearly 4,000 sites archived between July 1, 2002 and November 30, 2002, the collection includes congressional and gubernatorial candidates, political party, government, advocacy, blogs, public opinion, and miscellaneous Web sites related to the 2002 United States elections. View the collectionSeptember 11th The tragic events of September 11, 2001, prompted web creators around the world to respond. This special collection of archived web sites preserves this unique moment in our history. View the collectionElection 2000The United States Elections of 2000 were perhaps the most controversial elections in the nation's history. Use this collection to revisit the historic elections of 2000. View the collectionWeb PioneersThe early years of the internet are a testament to the internet's diversity and ingenuity. This special collection highlights a handful of sites that played a role in the early internet. View the collection
Take The Wayback Machine With You
Put the Wayback Machine right in your browser!
The Wayback Machine Bookmarklet
Drag this link to your browser's toolbar: Wayback
When you visit a page that you want to find an old version of, just click the toolbar link.
You will be transported to any historic versions at the Wayback Machine.