05 March 2012

Always the Last to Know: Archive Team

What happens to the content of websites that die? What if those sites contained people's personal photos or journaling or poetry? Archive Team to the rescue.

To quote from their website:
Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. Consisting of volunteers and interested parties, Archive Team has been involved in just-in-time backing up of major and minor sites on the brink or process of being shut down.
To find out more about what they do - and why it's so important - check out this recent piece in MIT's Technology Review.


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