Internet Archive launches the “Whole Earth Web Archive”

October 30th, 2019

by the Archive-It team

As part of the many releases and announcements for our October Annual Event, we created The Whole Earth Web Archive. The Whole Earth Web Archive (WEWA) is a proof-of-concept to explore ways to improve access to the archived websites of underrepresented nations around the world. Starting with a sample set of 50 small nations we extracted their archived web content from the Internet Archive’s web archive, built special search and access features on top of this subcollection, and created a dedicated discovery portal for searching and browsing.

For more information about this new web archive, see the Internet Archive blog post: The Whole Earth Web Archive.