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[liberationtech] Government website harvesting

Shelley shelley at
Tue Dec 13 13:43:01 PST 2016

There is also this effort:

Which is broader in scope than this,, 
which is mentioned in the WaPo article.


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.


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

> From: Joy McNally <JMcNally at>
> 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
> 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<mailto:jmcnally at>
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