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[liberationtech] Government website harvesting

Shelley shelley at misanthropia.info
Tue Dec 13 13:43:01 PST 2016


There is also this effort:
https://blog.archive.org/2016/11/29/help-us-keep-the-archive-free-accessible-and-private/

Which is broader in scope than this, http://eotarchive.cdlib.org/2016.html, 
which is mentioned in the WaPo article.

FAQ:
http://blog.archive.org/2016/12/03/faqs-about-the-internet-archive-canada/

Please note: I'm passing this along as something that might be of interest 
to you and the greater list, given your inquiry.  I am not personally 
involved with this project, but I do agree that the proactive preservation 
of crucial information across several disciplines is very important right now.

-Shelley


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On December 13, 2016 1:21:46 PM Yosem Companys <companys at tmp.ucsb.edu> wrote:

> From: Joy McNally <JMcNally at ucsusa.org>
>
> I was wondering if someone has created a running list of who is harvesting
> government websites ahead of the US government transition next month. There
> have been a few articles published in the past couple of days focusing on
> individual efforts, but it seems a lot of groups might be overlapping what
> they are archiving.
>
> Here's a good article discussing a few of the efforts:
>
> Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might
> vanish under Trump
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/
> wp/2016/12/13/scientists-are-frantically-copying-u-s-
> climate-data-fearing-it-might-vanish-under-trump/
>
>
> Thanks for any leads! (And apologies if it's off-topic)
>
> Joy McNally Brandow
> Research Support Coordinator
> Union of Concerned Scientists | Cambridge MA
> T: +1 617 301-8048 | E: jmcnally at ucsusua.org<mailto:jmcnally at ucsusua.org>
>
>
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