Archive-It is a subscription service developed in 2005 by the Internet Archive. The Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded in 1996 to build an ‘Internet library,’ with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Internet Archive has the largest public web archive, comprising 85 billion pages, and over 65 million websites in 37 languages. In late 1999, the organization started to expand to include non born digital material. Now the Internet Archive includes over 200 terabytes of texts, audio, moving images, and software along with our web archive.
In 2003, The Internet Archive co-founded the IIPC, the International Internet Preservation Consortium, (http://www.netpreserve.org/about/index.php) along with12 International Libraries, recognizing the importance of international collaboration, standards and best practices for preserving Internet content for future generations.
For more information about the web group at the Internet Archive and our projects, please visit, http://wa.archive.org/