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  • Tools and Software

    In the perspective of setting up a Web archiving chain, the following tools are recommended and used by members of the IIPC:

    Acquisition

    ArchiveFacebook, a Mozilla Firefox add-on for individuals to archive their Facebook accounts
    Developed by: Mat Kelly, Carlton Northern, Hany SalahEldeen, Michael Nelson, and Frank McCown
    Current version: 1.4
    More information: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/archivefacebook/

    Heritrix, an open source, extensible, web-scale, archival quality web crawler
    Developed by: Internet Archive with the Nordic national libraries
    Current versions: Heritrix 3.1.1 (2012-05-02); Heritrix 1.14.4 (2010-05-10) and Heritrix 2.0.2 (2008-11-08)
    More information: https://webarchive.jira.com/wiki/display/Heritrix/Heritrix
    Download (3.X): http://builds.archive.org:8080/maven2/org/archive/heritrix/heritrix/
    Download (2.X, 1.X): http://sourceforge.net/projects/archive-crawler/

    HTTrack, an open source website copying utility
    Developed by: Xavier Roche and other contributors
    Current version: 3.46-1 (2012-06-23)
    More information: http://www.httrack.com/

    SiteStory, a transactional archive that selectively captures and stores transactions that take place between a web client (browser) and a web server
    Developed by: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Current version: 1.0
    More information: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september12/09inbrief.html
    Download: http://mementoweb.github.com/SiteStory/

    WARCreate, a Google Chrome extension for archiving an individual webpage or website to a WARC file
    Developed by: Mat Kelly
    Current version: unreleased
    More information: http://matkelly.com/warcreate/

    Warrick, an open source downloadable tool or web service for reconstructing websites from web archives, using Memento
    Developed by: Frank McCown
    Current version: 2.2.1 (2012-04)
    More information: http://warrick.cs.odu.edu/
    Download: http://code.google.com/p/warrick/downloads/list

    Wget, an open source file retrieval utility
    Current version: 1.14 (2012-08-05)
    More information: http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Wget_with_WARC_output
    Download: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/

    Curator Tools

    Building Collections on the Web (BCWeb), a curator tool allowing librarians to define selective harvests (ongoing and event).

    Developed by: Bibliothèque nationale de FRance
    Current versions: BCWeb 5.1.0
    More information (PDF)

    CINCH, an open source tool for batch retrieval of Internet-accessible documents and transfer to a preservation system
    Developed by: State Library of North Carolina
    Current version: 1.0 (2012)
    More information: http://cinch.nclive.org/Cinch/
    Download: http://slnc-dimp.github.com/Cinch/

    NetarchiveSuite, a curator tool allowing librarians to define and control harvests of web material. The system scales from small selective harvests to harvests of entire national domains. The system is fully distributable on any number of machines and includes a secure storage module handling multiple copies of the harvested material as well as a quality assurance tool automating the quality assurance process.
    Developed by: the Royal Library and the State and University Library in the virtual organisation netarchive.dk
    Current version: 3.19.0 (2012-03-04)
    More information and download: https://sbforge.org/display/NAS/Releases+and+downloads

    Web Curator Tool (WCT), a tool for managing the selective Webharvesting process is designed for use in libraries and other collecting organisations, and supports collection by non-technical users while still allowing complete control of the Webharvesting process. The WCT is now available under the terms of the Apache Public License.
    Developed by the National Library of New Zealand and the British Library and initiated by the International Internet Preservation Consortium
    Current version: WCT 1.6.1 (2014-05-09)
    More information and download:http://webcurator.sourceforge.net/

    Collection storage and maintenance

    HTTrack2ARC, a tool for converting HTTrack output to the ARC format
    Developed by: Portuguese Web Archive
    Current version: 1.0 (2012-01)
    More information and download: http://code.google.com/p/httrack2arc/

    Java Web Arrchive Toolkit (JWAT), a tool for reading and validating ARC and WARC files
    Developed by: Netarchive.dk
    Current version: 1.0.0 (2013-02-11)
    More information and download:
    https://sbforge.org/display/JWAT/JWAT

    JHOVE2, an open-source format characterization tool. New format modules include ARC, WARC, and GZIP formats.
    Developed by: California Digital Library, Portico, Stanford University Libraries, Bibliothéque Nationale de France and NETARKIVET.DK
    Current version: 2.1.0 (2013-03-18)
    More information: https://bitbucket.org/jhove2/main/wiki/Home
    JHOVE2 User's Guide: http://bitbucket.org/jhove2/main/wiki/documents/JHOVE2-Users-Guide_20110222.pdf
    Download: https://bitbucket.org/jhove2/main/downloads

    MediaWiki Memento Extension, a Memento plugin for Mediawiki which allows a Memento client to navigate a MediaWiki system as it was at a time in the past chosen by a user.
    Developed by: Old Dominion University and Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Current version: 2.0.0
    More information: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Memento
    Download: https://github.com/mementoweb/mediawiki

    SiteStory, a transactional archive that selectively captures and stores transactions that take place between a web client (browser) and a web server
    Developed by: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Current version: 1.0
    More information: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september12/09inbrief.html
    Download: http://mementoweb.github.com/SiteStory/

    Web Archive Transformation (WAT) Format, specification
    Developed by: Internet Archive
    Current version: (2011-05-31)
    More information and download: https://webarchive.jira.com/wiki/display/Iresearch/Web+Archive+Transformation+%28WAT%29+Specification,+Utilities,+and+Usage+Overview

    Web Archive Transformation (WAT) Utilities, a toolset for extracting select metadata from WARC files for the purpose of data analysis
    Developed by: Internet Archive
    Current version: (2011-05-31)
    More information and download:
    https://webarchive.jira.com/wiki/display/Iresearch/Web+Archive+Transformation+%28WAT%29+Specification,+Utilities,+and+Usage+Overview

    WarcManager, a tool for exploring the contents of WARC files
    Developed by: University of Maryland
    Current version: 2
    More information: https://wiki.umiacs.umd.edu/adapt/index.php/WarcManager
    Download: http://adaptci01.umiacs.umd.edu:8080/jenkins/job/Warc%20Manager%202/

    WARC Tools, a toolset for reading and manipulating WARC files and converting ARC files to WARC
    Developed by: Hanzo Archives and Internet Archive
    Current version: 4.7
    More information: http://code.hanzoarchives.com/warc-tools
    Download: http://code.hanzoarchives.com/warc-tools

    Access and finding aids

    Time Travel Portal, a web portal that supports to Find Mementos across distributed web archives as well as to Reconstruct Mementos using components from various web archives. The Original URI and a preferred datetime are used as input for both the Find and Reconstruct services.
    Developed by: Lyudmila Balakireva, Harihar Shankar,  Ilya Kremer, Herbert Van de Sompel
    Current version: Released February 2015
    More information: http://timetravel.mementoweb.org

    Time Travel APIs, a suite of APIs that lowers the barrier to utilize the Memento infrastructure and to implement Memento-based web time travel capabilities. 
    Developed by: Lyudmila Balakireva, Harihar Shankar, Herbert Van de Sompel
    Current version: Released February 2015
    More information: http://timetravel.mementoweb.org/guide/api/

    Memento Time Travel, a Chrome extension enabling temporal browsing of the web and circumventing dead links by discovery of resources in distributed web archives using the Memento protocol.
    Developed by: Harihar Shankar
    Current version: 0.1.4 (2013-10-05)
    More information: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/memento-time-travel/jgbfpjledahoajcppakbgilmojkaghgm?hl=en&gl=US

    NutchWAX (Nutch with Web Archive eXtensions), a tool for indexing and searching Web archives using the Nutch search engine and extensions for searching Web archives
    Developed by the Internet Archive and the Nordic national libraries
    Current version: 0.13 (2010-03-19)
    More information and download: http://archive-access.sourceforge.net/projects/nutch/

    WERA (WEb aRchive Access), a Web archive search and navigation application. WERA was built from the NWA Toolset, gives an Internet Archive Wayback Machine-like access to Web archives and allows full-text search.
    Developed by: Internet Archive and the National Library of Norway
    Current version: 0.4.1 (2006-01-17)
    More information and download: http://archive-access.sourceforge.net/projects/wera/

    Wayback Machine, a replay tool for web archives stored in ARC or WARC file formats, allowing temporal navigation of archived web resources
    Developed by: Internet Archive
    More information: http://netpreserve.org/netpreserve.org/tools/openwayback

    Xinq (XML INQuire), a search and browse tool for accessing an XML database
    Developed by: National Library of Australia
    Current version: 0.5 (2005-07-26)
    Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xinq/

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