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  • Harvesting Working Group

    The Harvesting Working Group’s primary focus is the development of web harvesting technologies, particularly around the Internet Archive’s Heritrix web crawler. The major areas of work include a smart crawler. Other areas of focus include:

    • Supporting the open source Heritrix crawler
    • Development of a smart crawler and improving harvesting performance
    • Development and support of the WARC file format
    • Best practices and databases for sharing crawl information in bulk or selective harvesting
    • Feature requests for crawler
    • Harvesting the deep web
    • Harvesting video and streaming media