Archive-It allows us to crawl and capture snapshots of web sites, which are then both made publicly available through the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (http://archive.org) and also delivered to the Library as part of our permanent digital archive. Cornell Library will be using this service in several ways: first, to capture and preserve on a regular basis the cornell.edu web space, including resources such as the Cornell Chronicle, course catalogs and descriptions, and research sites; second, to work with faculty to identify and capture external websites that are important to current and future scholarship; third, to capture immediately both Cornell and outside web sites that are of interest and at risk due to loss of funding or other changes. As part of our 2CUL effort with Columbia University, we will be using the service to jointly identify and capture resources for scholars at both institutions. The cost of the service is being split by Cornell Information Technologies and the Library.
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