As a part of our 20th anniversary, here are some highlights about tools and projects, from the Internet Archive, helping to make the web a more reliable infrastructure for supporting our culture and commerce.
- Launched a new and improved Wayback Machine, featuring Site Search
- Launched the “No More 404s” Firefox add-on with Mozilla.
- Rescued more than a million broken Wikipedia outlinks, replacing them with links to archived pages from the Wayback Machine.
- Worked with 1,000 librarians to help archive the web.
- Supported the Wayback Machine’s Save-Page-Now (bottom-right of page) feature, which is used tens of times a second!
- Rebuilt and assumed responsibility for the PURL.org (Permanent URL) service from OCLC. Read more about that project here.
- Celebrated the 20 years of web archives, now including more than 273 billion web pages and more than 510 billion web objects, and now growing at more than 500 million pages a week.
- Championed efforts to help make the web more reliable, private, and fun by convening the Decentralized Web Summit and published this plan “Locking the Web Open.”
- Automatically archived all links created by Wikipedia users.
- Automatically archived posts from millions of wordpress.com hosted sites.
All in all, the Internet Archive is building collections and tools to help make the open web a permanent resource for current users and into the future.
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Thank you to the hundreds of people who have worked for the Internet Archive over the past 20 years, and to the thousands who have supported the Archive and contributed to the collections.