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Eight New Web Archives Go Live

There are eight new archives, from three institutions now publicly available in WAS. The archives include a collection of NGO sites from around the world that focus on environmental and economic sustainability, over 50 NGOs that address local environmental conditions in China,  as well as the Shanghai Chronicles back to August 2012, and five new archives from NYU of sites related to Internet/Cyberspace Democracy; left in academia, left ideas and theory, and intellectuals; LBGT rights; notable progressive and radical individuals; and websites for progressive policy/educational organizations, foundations, and research institutes.

1)      University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


World Sustainable Development Web Archive. This archive aims to preserve web content published by Non-Governmental Organizations that focus on environmental and economic sustainability materials from multiple languages and cultural groups. The sites collected have a rich array of documentation, data, images, and media that preserve the diverse perspectives, activities, and practices of sustainability NGO around the world.

2)       Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, UCLA


Shanghai Chronicles and Chinese Environmental NGOs are now publicly available. Shanghai Chronicles captures since August 2012. Chinese Environmental archive captures over 50 NGO sites that address local environmental conditions in China.

3)       New York University Libraries / Tamiment Library (Labor & the Left)

Internet/Cyberspace Democracy. Archives the websites of entities advocating universal, equal, and uncensored access to, and use of, online information; those contesting the notion of information as a commodity; those advocating non-capitalist and non-hierarchical models of online functioning and governance, etc.

Left Academia and Theory, Intellectuals and Other Notables. Contains the websites of organizations and individuals representing the left in academia, left ideas and theory, intellectuals and others of note

LGBT Rights. Contains the websites of left and militant organizations and individuals who advocate for the rights of the LBGT community.

Notable Individuals. Contains the websites of notable progressive and radical individuals, principally those whose activity is not subsumed under the scope of any of the other Tamiment Library Web Archives.

Progressive Policy/ Educational Organizations Contains websites for progressive policy/educational organizations, foundations, research institutes, etc.