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Karl-Rainer Blumenthal

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  • How (and why) to use Wayback's back-end index

    Ever wonder how the Wayback interface finds the right archival web material to surface on calendar pages or direct link traffic to the right capture and date? It all has to do with the “CDX”--an in...

  • Archive-It Video Training Curriculum

    Hi, AITsters! Your friendly neighborhood web archivists are really excited to announce a new feature of the Help Center: the Archive-It Video Training Curriculum. <<< Here you’ll find a small but ...

  • Retiring Archive-It version 4.9

    We plan to retire version 4.9 of the Archive-It web application on January 3, 2017. Decommissioning 4.9 will simplify our infrastructure and let us move forward with additional enhancements to Arch...

  • New blog post on access to web archives

    Hi, all! Just wanted to boost the signal for this great new guest post on Archive-It's blog by Greg Wiedeman, all about automating the addition of access points to web captures in SUNY Albany's uni...

  • Why do the fonts on my archived page look weird?

    This is a question that I’ve seen pop up from time to time (OK, usually it’s worded a lot more helpfully than that, but I think you get the idea!). The scenario is this: a test or full-production c...

  • How to avoid crawler traps on Wix.com sites

    As it gains wider popularity generally, our partners are increasingly archiving websites built with Wix, or Wix.com, another platform for web design and hosting like Wordpress and Squarespace. We'v...

  • Archive embedded Vimeo videos with this new scoping rule

    Partners have long had the ability to crawl, archive, and replay video “watch” pages from vimeo.com. With a little tweak to your crawling scope, however, you can now also archive the Vimeo-based vi...

  • Updates on that pesky Facebook security check

    Many partners have reported a problem crawling and replaying Facebook seeds that manifests as a "Security Check" beyond which the viewer of an archived page cannot browse (see below). Our engineer...

  • Archive-It's WARC download portal is back!

    Earlier this month, we announced that Archive-It's partner data download portal would need to come down for a little maintenance. That short interruption is over and the portal is back up and runni...