Organization Type: National Library
Country: United States
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Library of Congress Web Archive

Start Date: 2000
Archive interface language(s): English
Access methods: URL Search, Alphabetic Browsing, Subject Browsing, Topical Collections
Harvesting methods: Selective, Event, Thematic

The Library of Congress Web Archives comprise collections of archived web content selected by subject specialists and covering designated topics. Content is selected according to Library of Congress collection policy statements and supplemental guidelines, and the collections are international in scope. The Library also acquires some digital publications for the Library’s collections via web archiving. The web archives are a part of a continuing effort by the Library to evaluate, select, collect, catalog, provide access to, and preserve digital materials for future generations of researchers. Publicly accessible web archives are available at and publicly available datasets are available at Visit our program page for additional information.

The Library of Congress is a founding member of the IIPC and has been involved in a number of working groups, activities, projects, as well as serving in various leadership roles since the beginning of the consortium.