Web Archives

Provided by Special Collections and University Archives, Iowa State University Library and Archive-It

Preserved web page of Special Collections from 2008Archive-It is a web site preservation program that allows institutions to select and permanently capture web pages. Created by Brewster Kahle and the Internet Archive, the goal of Archive-It is to save born-digital information on web sites and to serve as a web archiving tool. It offers the ability to select, catalog, and provide public searching of collections of archived web sites. Web sites viewed through the Archive-It search interface are date-stamped and clearly identified as archived, to ensure that the content is seen in its proper historical context, and not confused with current versions of the same sites. Saving this information permanently documents how the university web site has changed over time, and preserving this information is a major goal of the University Archives and its effort to develop an electronic records program. It directly reflects the University Archives mission to collect and preserve historical information and records about the University.


Search the Iowa State University Web Archives

Archive-It provides full text search capability for all public collections. It also allows users to search for websites by their URLs.



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