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    Caption: Social media from 2011 Egyptian revolution, showing broken image links

    As more news reporting shifts onto rapidly-updating, informal social media feeds, a great deal of data relating to current events stands to be lost. Web archives provide access to this short-lived content, ensuring that these parts of the historical record will not be lost. 

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    Japan Disaster Archives: Collaboration for successful web archiving, Lori Donovan (Archive-It)

    Blog post about the Archive-It collection relating to the 2011 Japan earthquake and the range of websites captured as part of the effort to preserve records of that event. 

    End of Term Archive

    Collaborative web archive project collecting sites that document "the United States Governement's World Wide Web presence during the transition betwen the administrations of President George W. Bush and Presiden Barack Obama."

     
    Blog post and journal article about work examining the quantity of lost web content relating to the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Overall, it was found that more that more than 10% of content was lost after a year, despite efforts to preserve it. 
     
     
    Blog post describing changes in government websites during and after 2006 coup in Honduras. 

     

    This case study is part of a Web Archiving Use Cases report written by Emily Reynolds for the Library of Congress.