Archive-It accounts may be used on a free trial basis for up to 15 days in order to provide web archiving experience and samples without financial obligation. During the 15-day free trial period, prospective partners may use many of the same software and services that come standard to any Archive-It partnership. There is no obligation to continue, however any data collected during the trial period may also be stored perpetually by ongoing accounts thereafter if desired. At the end of the 15-day period, Internet Archive staff can consult on the service and storage fees associated with ongoing collecting at your desired scale. A formal quote is also available at any time by request.
To begin your free trial, contact the Archive-It team here.
Terms and services
A 15-day trial account includes the following:
- Curator tools: Access your account anytime through a web browser. Automate your collecting using our specialized tools to archive websites, pages, and social media feeds. Use the high-fidelity, automated browser tool Brozzler to collect from the live web, up to 10 GB at a time.
- Temporary storage: One copy of each collected resource stored for the duration in the standard WARC preservation format at the Internet Archive’s data centers.
- Full service quote: Test drive for a month and a professional web archivist can provide a quote at any time for ongoing service partnership.
These additional tools and services are available ongoing Archive-It partners with annually renewable service agreements:
- Curator tools: Use Brozzler and/or legacy web capture technology to collect from the live web without data limits.
- Access controls: Institutional collection pages with metadata and full-text search and features for metadata import and export. Public access portals at archive-it.org and tools for custom/local site integrations.
- Perpetual storage: Primary and backup copies stored in the standard WARC preservation format at the Internet Archive’s data centers. Additional options to receive your data via shipped drive or download APIs.
- Technical support: In-depth tutorials, training, documentation, and helpdesk support from the Internet Archive’s professional web archivists and engineers.
Questions? Contact us.