Have you ever wondered whether (and how) to access information that was once available on a website, but has been taken down? The answer is the Internet Archive.
The Internet Archive was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st annual Webbys, hailed by the New York Times as “one of the Internet’s highest honors.” The Webby Awards lauded the Internet Archive for being “the web’s most knowledgeable historian.”
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library, founded in 1996. They collect published works—including the Internet itself—and make them available in digital formats that can serve anyone in the world with access to the Internet. Today the Archive has 20+ years of web history accessible through the Wayback Machine and works with 450+ library and other partners through its Archive-It program to identify important web pages.