It has been over two years since we've first introduced the WACZ format and I wanted to give a brief update on exciting new tools and integrations of WACZ, and also provide a glimpse of what's next in the evolution of the format.
I’m really thrilled to announce that Webrecorder has received a two-year, $1.3M open source development grant from the Filecoin Foundation! The grant will support our mission of developing quality open source web archiving tools for all!
After 30 years, we see how much the web and its users have grown and evolved and web archiving - “the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web” must adapt technology, tools and workflows to evolve with it to ensure the access and use of these preserved collections in an archival format.
I'm excited to announce that Webrecorder has received a $100,000 Open Source Development Grant from the Filecoin Foundation to work on the standardization and design around the creation of browser-based web archives.
Web archiving can be complex and often tedious work, especially when trying to archive dynamic, infitely complex content such as social media. A key goal of Webrecorder tools is to make web archiving simpler, and we've taken an important step with latest update to our tools. Over the last week, the Webrecorder team has been quietly testing our new automated, in-page behavior system, sometimes also known as Autopilot!
Over the years, the Webrecorder project has developed a lot of tools to make web archiving easier and accessible for all. To continue pushing the boundaries of high-fidelity web archiving and make tools that are easy to use and easy to maintain, it is sometimes necessary to discontinue older tools and focus on new ones.
Earlier this year, members of the IIPC, after an internal survey, recommended [the adoption of Webrecorder pywb as the primary replay system for their members' web archives. Webrecorder and IIPC established a multi-part collaboration to help with this transition and advance the development of pywb.
I'm excited to announce an exciting new collaboration between Webrecorder and [International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), a group of national, university and regional libraries and archives involved in web archiving all over the world. The IIPC will recommend the adoption of Webrecorder pywb, the core Python web archiving toolset developed by Webrecorder as the 'go to' web archive replay system.
Today, I’m excited to announce a new phase for the Webrecorder Project, and several major releases/updates.
First, welcome to https://webrecorder.net/ - the new official site of the Webrecorder Project. Feel free to look around, and pardon the dust.
This site will contain all news and updates from Webrecorder, and the tools page is being updated to maintain a current index of all Webrecorder software.