Spontaneous Event Collections

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 4.43.13 PMImage from http://bulentjournal.com, part of the Spring 2013 Protests in Turkey Collection

Spontaneous Event collections are created by the Archive-It team in collaboration with other organizations and individuals with the purpose of establishing a corpus of web content related to a specific event, capturing at risk content during times of crisis, and providing open access to the archived content for research and general browsing.

The program began in 2007 when Archive-It teamed up with researchers at Virginia Tech to archive web content related to the April 16th shooting on their campus. Since then we have created over 15 different event based collections, with URL nominations coming from curators, subject matter experts, and sometimes crowd sourced via social media.

The collections can be found at https://archive-it.org/organizations/89

If you are interested in learning more about our Spontaneous Events archiving program please email Sylvie, at  sylvie@ archive.org