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Wayback Machine

From: Simon Barcham Green <simongreen<-at->
Date: Monday, December 29, 2008
It is not only physical artefacts that can be  destroyed in a flash.
Millions of websites close down and yet they are  often valuable to
researchers. This must include many of significance to conservators.
Whilst many of you will know of it already I would strongly
recommend Wayback Machine <URL:http://www.archive.org/web/web.php>
This archiving system trawls the net and keeps copies of  over 85
billion sites, deleted and current including all old versions.  You
just put in the URL of the original version and it will find it for
you.

I discovered this when AOL deleted my own website
<https://sites.google.com/site/simonbarchamgreen/> without any
notice and without Wayback it would have been very time-consuming to
recreate it entirely from scratch.

Simon


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