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WAS Service Update – August 2012


Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

WAS User’s Group meeting

On Friday, August 10 in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists meeting in San Diego, the first WAS User’s Group was held. There were 16 attendees from 10 different institutions. During the half day meeting, participants shared updates about their archives, discussed issues/challenges their institutions are facing, prioritized suggestions for WAS enhancements, and shared ideas about how to manage/engage the user group. Meeting notes available here: (

WAS Activity, August 2012

  • 102 archives actively collected
  • 2,153 sites collected
  • 1.4 TB of data collected

WAS Service Description

The Web Archiving Service (WAS) enables librarians, archivists and researchers to capture, curate and preserve websites and web‐published materials. WAS makes it easy to build web archives, with scheduling and other tools to help manage your archive. You control public access to your archives and can configure the appearance and navigation of each archive. We also provide collection development consultation and help desk support for web archiving questions.

WAS Service Manager

Rosalie Lack, or

Additional WAS Information (training materials, videos, guides, etc.) More information about WAS is available at ( or by sending an inquiry to