No, the Community Webs project is focused solely on archiving web based content (websites, online news, blogs, social media etc.).
The community webs program is only open to institutions in the United States and U.S. territories. If you are an international institution that is interested in Community Webs, please email us
To qualify for the Community Webs program, a library must provide free and open access to their patrons meaning no fees or membership are required to access the library. If this sounds like you please consider applying! If not, consider getting in touch with us about an Archive-It trial. We offer different pricing levels based on the amount of data archived annually and work with institutions to find a solution that fits both their budget and web archiving needs.
Participating libraries will need access to an internet enabled computer to be able to log into the online course space, view the training materials, and access their Archive-It accounts. Archive-It is web based application and requires only a computer with internet access to use. Web archive data is stored and hosted by the Internet Archive and does not require any additional or external hardware or software.
Initial setup and training will require 4-6 hours per week for the first few weeks. After that we estimate an average of 2 hours per week in staff time for the duration of this project.
The library will be responsible for identifying community partners and developing the collecting strategies of the project. We will include training and peer support on both aspects of the program in our sessions.
The Internet Archive will continue to host the data in perpetuity. The collections an organization creates will remain freely accessible on Archive-It.org, unless the collecting organization requests otherwise.