Why archive the web?
Documenting Current Events
Current events and news are documented on the web. As time goes on new stories replace old, but web archives keep a record of our past.
Rooting out Bad Apples
Researching the social web with web archives.
Forecasting Geo-Political Events
Web archives are extremely useful to social science researchers who are tracking contemporary events around the world.
Making Government More Efficient
The web is often the only source for government information. Web archives keep important records of the government and ensure efficient services.
Building Better Search Engines
Web archives are used as large test-beds for computer science research.
Web archives are begining to be used in the legal field as a record of busniess.
Information published on the World Wide Web today will be the primary resources for future researchers.