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    A global network of experts archiving the Web for future generations.

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  • Internet

    The web is a unique and dynamic resource that is of high value to current and future researchers.

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  • Preservation

    IIPC members archive the web on a local, national, and global scale.

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  • Web Archiving Chain


    One of the main objectives of the IIPC has been to develop a set of high-quality, easy-to-use open source tools for setting up a web archiving chain. The working groups have identified the following requirements and focused their work on:


    • An archival-quality crawler capable of web-scale operation.
    • A portable database extraction and migration tool for database-driven Deep Web sites.

    Focused selection and verification

    • Analysis and prioritization tools for dynamic crawl re-focusing.
    • User-friendly interfaces for curatorial activities such as selecting, monitoring and verifying archived websites.

    Collection storage and maintenance

    • File manipulation tools.

    Access and finding aids

    • An interface for browsing web archive file containers, providing management of the linking environment, URI presentation, and temporal navigation.
    • A full-text indexer, scalable to large collections and minimally supporting boolean operators, proximity queries, and the temporal dimension of the archive.
    • A query interface generator for archived databases.