Web archiving for all!


An update on the WACZ format

Ilya Kreymer

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.


Announcing pywb 2.7.0 release

Tessa Walsh, Ilya Kreymer

We are excited to announce the release of pywb 2.7, with a new interactive banner and calendar interface!


Showing Provenance on ReplayWeb.page Embeds

Ilya Kreymer, Henry Wilkinson

The ReplayWeb.page viewer allows web archives to be embedded and displayed almost anywhere. It can be used as a single-page embed, or integrating into existing services and digital repository systems.


Perma.cc Upgrades to ReplayWeb.page

Ilya Kreymer

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!


Introducing: Browsertrix Cloud

Ilya Kreymer

I'm excited to announce that Webrecorder is working is embarking on perhaps our most ambitious development effort to date: the collaborative development of Browsertrix Cloud!


Launch of Open Collective and First Institutional Sponsor

Ilya Kreymer, Lorena Ramírez-López

We are excited to announce the launch of Webrecorder's Open Collective page, and to welcome Rhizome as our first institutional sponsor through this platform


Improving browser-based web archiving with standards and design research

Cade Diehm, Ed Summers, Lorena Ramírez-López

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.


Webrecorder Website Update

Ilya Kreymer

The Webrecorder site got a slight overhaul today, thanks to the work of UX Designer Thomas Walskaar and our generalist developer, Emma Dickson!


Announcing pywb 2.6.0 release

Ilya Kreymer

After several betas and months of development, I’m excited to announce the release of pywb 2.6!

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!


Introducing Browsertrix Crawler

Ilya Kreymer

I wanted to more publicly announce Webrecorder's new automated browser-based crawling system: Browsertrix Crawler.

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.


Announcing WACZ Format 1.0

Ilya Kreymer, Emma Dickson

The Webrecorder team has just finished a new release for WACZ and we’re delighted to share it with you!

I am excited to announce the launch of ArchiveWeb.page, a brand-new high-fidelity web archiving system available as a Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store.

A new version of OldWeb.today [was released two weeks ago], switching to in-browser Javascript and WebAssembly emulation.


Announcing the New OldWeb.today

Ilya Kreymer

Just over five years ago, at the beginning of December 2015, I released the initial version of OldWeb.today, which demonstrated running emulated browsers connected to web archives.

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 that Lorena Ramírez-López ([DaleLore.net](https://dalelore.net/)) has joined Webrecorder team as a part-time community manager!

As the web transitioned from static documents to interactive web applications, the challenge of archiving and preserving the web have only increased.

Web archiving is often done after the fact -- a digital publication is designed, built, published and only then, archived for preservation.

I'm excited to announce that the Webrecorder team has expanded, and that Emma Dickson has joined Webrecorder as a part-time Generalist Developer!

I'm excited to present an exciting new milestone for Webrecorder, the release of [six high-fidelity web archives of complex digital publications, accessible directly in any modern browser.

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.