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WAS Service Update: January 2013


Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • WAS 2.0 Release Work on the new release continues. Significant progress was made in January; testing will begin in early February. Based on the results of testing, we will have a release date.
  • VM Migration. We started the planning process for a very large, infrastructure project to migrate from Solaris physical hosts to Linux virtual machines. The migration will also include moving WAS storage to San Diego SuperComputer Center (SDSC). The migration will begin after the WAS 2.0 release.
  • New WAS institution. We are very happy to welcome Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts as our newest WAS subscriber!

WAS Activity, January 2013

  • 103 archives actively collected
  • 1971 sites collected
  • 1.8 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

WAS Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars

WAS training materials and guides are available here: (

Service Monitoring and Availability

Check CDL’s system status page at