HISTORY IS OUR FUTURE
And we've been trashing our history
This website is intended to be an offloading point and information depot for a number of archiving projects, all related to saving websites or data that is in danger of being lost. Besides the team-based pulling down and mirroring of data, we also provide lists of software that will assist you in backing up data you control from sites where you currently have no such control.
The Deathwatch page will be no small source of schadenfreude.
There is a statement of Philosophy.
There is an IRC channel on the EFnet network called #archiveteam, where we say truly awful things.
Who We Are
This project is composed of volunteers, currently coordinated by Jason Scott.
If you're wondering where to stick your nose in, we could use:
- Writers, who can create clear essays and instructions for archivers and concerned parties.
- People with Lots of Hosted Disk Space who have a proper hosted webserver and fat pipe, who are willing (when asked) to consider hosting mirrored dead sites or archives.
- People who love setting up torrents who can do the same as the mirror folks, but do so hosting torrents.
- OCD-rich individuals who want to download things who will respond to our alerts and call outs and download entire sites or diagnose ways to get at obfuscated data.
Mirror and torrent people should write Jason at email@example.com.
The site is still very new. Please be patient with the missing bits or help us fill them in.