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WAS Service Update: December 2014




Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • Archive-it Partnership. The CDL and the UC Libraries are partnering with Internet Archive’s Archive-It Service. In the coming year, CDL’s Web Archiving Service (WAS) collections and all core infrastructure activities, i.e., crawling, indexing, search, display, and storage will be transferred to Archive-It. The CDL remains committed to web archiving and is exploring opportunities with Harvard, MIT, Stanford, UCLA, and others to work closely with Archive-It to create an expanded roster of added-value tools and services.Thank you to the many UC and non-UC archivists and librarians who have partnered with CDL on web archiving activities; we look forward to continuing our collaboration through this next phase of development. CDL would also like to express sincere thanks to and recognition of CDL staff (past and current) who have worked on WAS, including Stephen Abrams, Trisha Cruse, Rondy Epting-Day, Scott Fisher, Erik Hetzner, John Kunze, Rosalie Lack, Tracy Seneca, Marisa Strong, and Ken Weiss.
    Read the CDLINFO news item to learn more.
  • Trisha Cruse, UC3 Director, has retired from CDL after 20 years of service in UC including her previous position at UCSD. Trisha was the original director of the Digital Preservation Program and UC3, and she oversaw the development of our services. More information on her career can be found here: We wish her the best!

WAS Activity, December 2014

  • 112 archives actively collected
  • 1480 total sites collected
  • 3.6 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

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