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Meet the Activist Archivists Saving the Internet from the Digital Dustbin

13 May 2021 11:55 AM | Anonymous

A web site you looked at some time ago may have since been deleted. If you want information from that now-unavailable web page, did you know that you might be able to find the information from an online archive?

An article by Mark Hill has been published on the Discover Magazine web site that describes the Internet Archive and its subsidiary, the Wayback Machine. It also describes how to use them.

You might want to read the article now. In addition, I would suggest you bookmark that page so that you can find it in the future anytime you have a need to retrieve data from a no-longer-available web page.

NOTE: As explained in the article, not all web pages are archived forever. However, millions of pages have already been archived and many more are being added every day.

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  • 14 May 2021 8:22 AM | Anonymous
    This is precisely why digital is not a good archival preservation medium, or at the very least, it needs an astronomical amount of attention to preserve it. This is no different than paper or microfilm. How many times do we need to see this before we collectively come to this conclusion?
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  • 14 May 2021 10:39 AM | Anonymous
    Neither link allowed reading the article. Left side was cut off. Also, have never read a Discover article, but was told I had one article left.
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    • 18 May 2021 11:09 AM | Anonymous
      ---> Left side was cut off.

      Strange... Nothing was "cut off" when I read the article. (I just checked a second time. The first was when I the article the first time, before posting about it here.)
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