ArchiveNow: Simplified, Extensible, Multi-Archive Preservation

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Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries



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18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, June 3-7, 2018, Fort Worth, Texas


ArchiveNow is a Python module for preserving web pages in on-demand web archives. This module allows a user to submit a URI of a web page for archiving at several configured web archives. Once the web page is captured, ArchiveNow provides the user with links to the archived copies of the web page. ArchiveNow is initially configured to use four archives but is easily configurable to add or remove other archives. In addition to pushing web pages to public archives, ArchiveNow, through the use of Wget and Squidwarc, allows users to generate local WARC files, enabling them to create their own personal and private archives.


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Original Publication Citation

Aturban, M., Kelly, M., Alam, S., Berlin, J. A., Nelson, M. L., & Weigle, M. C. (2018) ArchiveNow: Simplified, extensible, multi-archive preservation. In 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 321-322). Association for Computing Machinery.


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