Archive Team

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Archive Team is a group dedicated to preserving digital history that was founded by Jason Scott in 2009. Its primary focus is the copying and preservation of content housed by at-risk services. Some of its projects include the partial preservation of GeoCities,[1][2] Yahoo! Video, Google Video, Splinder, Friendster, FortuneCity,[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] TwitPic[11] and the "Aaron Swartz Memorial JSTOR Liberator".[12] Archive Team also archives URL shortener services[13] and wikis[14] on a regular basis.

According to Jason Scott, "Archive Team was started out of anger and a feeling of powerlessness, this feeling that we were letting companies decide for us what was going to survive and what was going to die."[15] Scott continues, "it's not our job to figure out what's valuable, to figure out what's meaningful. We work by three virtues: rage, paranoia and kleptomania."[16]

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  1. ^ Gilbertson, Scott (2010-11-01). "Geocities Lives On as Massive Torrent Download". Wired. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  2. ^ Modine, Austin (2009-04-28). "Web 0.2 archivists save Geocities from deletion". TheRegister. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Mark (2012-04-13). "The 'Archive Team' Rescues User Content From Doomed Sites". PCWorld. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  4. ^ Schwartz, Matt (January 2012). "Fire in the Library". TechnologyReview. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  5. ^ Garfield, Bob; Scott, Jason (2012-03-23). "The Archive Team". OnTheMedia. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  6. ^ Masnick, Mike (2012-04-12). "Historic Archive Of Websites From The January 18th SOPA Blackout". TechDirt. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  7. ^ Scott, Jason (2012-03-06). "Click: The Archive Team - Jason Scott talks about his mission to salvage our digital heritage". BBC. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  8. ^ Morton, Simon; Scott, Jason (2012-03-03). "The Archive Team". RadioNZ. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  9. ^ Misener, Dan (2011-04-29). "Full Interview: Jason Scott on online video and digital heritage". CBC. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  10. ^ Paul-Choudhury, Sumit (2011-05-06). "Digital legacy: Amateur heroes of online heritage". NewScientist. 
  11. ^ http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=TwitPic
  12. ^ http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/aaron-swartz-memorial-jstor-liberator-sets-public-domain-academic-articles-free/
  13. ^ URLTE.AM - url shortening was a fucking awful idea
  14. ^ WikiTeam - We archive wikis, from Wikipedia to tiniest wikis
  15. ^ "Open Source Bridge 2012 Keynote - Jason Scott". 
  16. ^ "Open Source Bridge 2012 Keynote - Jason Scott". 

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