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Web Archives

Introduction to Web Archives at UTA Libraries

Special Collections began capturing, preserving, and providing access to archived websites in 2016, through the Internet Archive's Archive-It service.  Websites selected to be archived directly relate to Special Collections' collecting policy, focusing on topics such as Texas labor history, the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas disability history, and the North Texas region.  Archive-It captures and preserves all the necessary files (such as text, images, videos, and more) to ensure researchers can accurately replay websites in the future.  All captured websites are available for research use through Archive-It's browse pages, as well as the Wayback Machine.


Since 2016, Special Collections has preserved over 300 gigabytes of data and 3.8 million web pages, with additional websites consistently being captured.  The following guide provides an introduction to searching, browsing, and using collections within Archive-It.  If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Special Collections!