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WAS Service Update: October 2013



Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Infrastructure. Work continues on infrastructure upgrades to search and indexing.

New public content

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.

WAS Activity, October 2013

  • 111 archives actively collected
  • 1367 sites collected
  • 3.1 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.

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