Archiving the Public Web with the Wayback Machine: What We Do and How We Do It
An update and overview of the strategies, technologies, partnerships, and processes used to archive, preserve, and make available web-based resources with the Wayback Machine and an account of some of the accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities in the quest to archive born digital material in the context of the Internet Archive’s mission of “Universal Access to All Knowledge.”
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Mark Graham, director of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive, has been inventing, building and operating pioneering online services for more than 30 years. Most recently as SVP with NBC News Digital. He co-founded the NGO Association for Progressive Communications, creating AOL’s interface to the Internet (Gopher and WAIS), leading technology and business development at The WELL, and building a platform to crowd-source and distribute live-video citizen reporting from mobile devices.