ABOUT IIPC

Who is the IIPC?

IIPC members have the unique expertise to collect, preserve and make accessible knowledge from the global web.

About the IIPC

INTERNATIONAL INTERNET PRESERVATION CONSORTIUM

History

In July 2003, the IIPC was formally chartered at the National Library of France with 12 participating institutions. The members agreed jointly to fund and participate in projects and working groups to accomplish the goals of the IIPC.

The initial agreement was in effect for three years, and membership was limited to charter institutions. The IIPC is now open to libraries, archives, museums and cultural heritage institutions everywhere and welcomes inquiries for membership.

WHO WE ARE

IIPC Members are organizations from over 35 countries, including national, university and regional libraries and archives.

LEADERSHIP

The IIPC is led by an elected Steering Committee and the Executive Board. The latter comprises Consortium Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Senior Staff, and may also include up to two additional Steering Committee members.

PORTFOLIOS

The Portfolio Leads direct, oversee and report to the Steering Committee on work undertaken in their specific portfolios: Tools Development, Member Engagement, and Partnerships and Outreach.

working groups

Members participate in working groups that focus on different aspects of web archiving, including content development, preservation of web archives, training, and research.

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is the IIPC’s Financial and Administrative Host.

MISSION & GOALS

The Consortium’s main objectives are to:

  • identify and develop best practices for selecting, harvesting, collecting, preserving and providing access to Internet content;
  • foster broad international coverage in web archive content through outreach and building curated collaborative collections;
  • develop international advocacy for initiatives and legislation that encourage the collection and preservation of Internet content;
  • encourage and facilitate research use of archived Internet content.

To achieve these objectives, the Consortium will continue to:

  • provide a forum for the sharing of knowledge about web archiving;
  • develop and recommend standards for collecting, preserving and providing long-term access to Internet content;
  • facilitate the development and sustainability of software and tools;
  • raise awareness of Internet preservation issues and initiatives through activities such as collaborative collecting, conferences, workshops, training events and publications;
  • work directly with researchers and research networks to promote use and analysis of archived Internet content.

IIPC CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT 2021-2025

ENGAGE WITH THE IIPC

IIPC members regularly publish reports and blog posts, provide training, collaborate on joint projects, host online and in-person events.

JOIN THE IIPC

The IIPC accepts membership applications throughout the year. 
Learn more about joining the IIPC.

MAILING LIST

Non-members can engage with IIPC on web archiving topics via the open mailing list.

Learn more about signing up.