n.ar-KIGH-vit,ARK-ih-vita subscription service of the Internet Archive that provides tools, support, and a platform for institutions to select and harvest web content and manage web archivesCobourn 2017, 3Archive-It allows users to set limits on the number of documents and/or data captured during crawls and test crawls as well as time limits for their duration.Cobourn 2017, 4Archive-It uses the Dublin Core metadata standard in which all fields are repeatable.Farrell et al. 2018, 33Archive-It continued to be the preferred external service for harvesting Web content, with 94% (97 of 103) of respondents using this service. While the vast majority of respondents are utilizing Archive-It, few (20 of 108) organizations reported downloading their WARCs for local preservation or access, continuing a trend denoted in previous surveys.Abrams et al. 2019, 441Surprisingly, little research has focused on web archiving tools, with an even smaller subset of existing literature addressing the usability of these services. The Archive-It Mid-Atlantic Users Group (AITMA) formed a working group in 2017 to assess the usability of Archive-It with regard to end-user experience in searching for and accessing information archived from the Internet.Rockembach and Serrano 2021, 229The IIPC maintains a snapshot collection called “Climate Change,” archived between May and December of 2019, where it is possible to access content through the Archive-it platform.IIPC 2023aThe Web Archiving Lifecycle Model is an attempt to incorporate the technological and programmatic arms of the web archiving into a framework that will be relevant to any organization seeking to archive content from the web. Archive-It, the web archiving service from the Internet Archive, developed the model based on its work with memory institutions around the world.Internet Archive 2023bArchive-It provides tools, training, and technical support for capturing and preserving dynamic web materials, as well as a platform for partners to share their collections, with multiple search, discovery, and access capabilities.Internet Archive 2023cArchive-It is a subscription service that allows institutions to build and preserve collections of born digital content. Through the user-friendly web application, Archive-It partners can harvest, catalog, manage, and browse their archived collections. Collections are hosted at the Internet Archive data center and are accessible to the public with full-text search.
Web content selected by subscribers is available to users on the Archive-It platform and in the Internet Archive’s general web archive (the Wayback Machine) unless subscribers choose to make collections private. The Archive-It interface pulls in metadata applied by subscribers and can be searched full text.