Guest post by David Torke
Do you remember what the Marlboro College website looked like in 1996 when it first launched? When you were a student? Now you can.
Marlboro College’s website is archived. You can now interact with the website as if you were using it during your time at Marlboro. This includes the dynamic links that were live and thought to be lost. Now you can surf and search the college’s website as it looked in past semesters. Most photographs are archived, too.
The archiving and preservation of our digital world is the primary focus of the folks at the Internet Archive.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.
The Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine allows anyone with an Internet connection to archive websites, news articles and other content with a browser plug-in and a simple mouse click.