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Internet Archive Global Events

Archive-It Partner Since: Feb, 2006

Organization Type: Other Institutions

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These collections of global events have been created by the Archive-It team in conjunction with curators and subject matter experts from institutions around the world.

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2016 Pulse Nightclub Shooting Web Archive

Archived since: Jun, 2016


This collection includes web material related to the June 12, 2016 mass shooting perpetrated at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, its victims, and its impacts on the local and global LGBTQ and Latinx communities. It includes news reports and blog posts, social media feeds, interactive timelines, and videos. The Internet Archive seeks your nominations of further materials to be included in the collection and preserved for future generations. Help us by contributing URLs and descriptions here:

Decentralized Web Summit

Archived since: Jun, 2016


The Decentralized Web Summit was an event held June 8-9, 2016, at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA. The summit brought together web technologists, service providers, thinkers, journalist, and others in order to imagine and articulate the needs of a World Wide Web that is “open, secure and free of censorship by distributing data, processing, and hosting across millions of computers around the world, with no centralized control.” Its program included keynote addresses by Mitchell Baker (Mozilla Foundation), Vint Cerf (Google), Tim Berners-Lee (W3C) Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive), and Cory Doctorow (Electronic Frontier Foundation); panel discussions; and lightning talks by web developers , designers, and academics. This web archive preserves and provides access to the Summit’s official website and YouTube-based livestream of events, its surrounding social media conversation, its reactions and recaps among blogs and the popular press, and materials related to its speakers’ and panelists’ presentations.

End of Term 2016 Press

Archived since: Dec, 2016


This is a collection of press articles about the End of Term 2016 project. End of Term is a collaborative project to preserve public United States Government web sites at the end of the current presidential administration ending January 20, 2017.

Subject:   Government Politics & Elections Computers & Technology Web archiving Government

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Archived since: Aug, 2017


A collection of news, social media, and information on the solar eclipse occuring on August 23, 2017. This eclipse is notable that a wide range of the United States was in view of its totality.

Subject:   Science & Health Society & Culture Blogs & Social Media

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