Archive Team

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Archive Team is a group dedicated to preserving digital history that was founded by Jason Scott in 2009.[1][2] 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,[3][4] Yahoo! Video, Google Video, Splinder, Friendster, FortuneCity,[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] TwitPic[13] and the "Aaron Swartz Memorial JSTOR Liberator".[14] Archive Team also archives URL shortener services[15] and wikis[16] 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."[17] 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."[18]

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  1. ^ Scott, Jason (January 6, 2009). "Team Archive is GO". ASCII by Jason Scott. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Revision history of "Main Page"". Archive Team. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Gilbertson, Scott (2010-11-01). "Geocities Lives On as Massive Torrent Download". Wired. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  4. ^ Modine, Austin (2009-04-28). "Web 0.2 archivists save Geocities from deletion". The Register. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Mark (2012-04-13). "The 'Archive Team' Rescues User Content From Doomed Sites". PC World. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  6. ^ Schwartz, Matt (January 2012). "Fire in the Library". Technology Review. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  7. ^ Garfield, Bob; Scott, Jason (2012-03-23). "The Archive Team". OnTheMedia. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  8. ^ Masnick, Mike (2012-04-12). "Historic Archive Of Websites From The January 18th SOPA Blackout". Techdirt. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Morton, Simon; Scott, Jason (2012-03-03). "The Archive Team". RadioNZ. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  11. ^ Misener, Dan (2011-04-29). "Full Interview: Jason Scott on online video and digital heritage". CBC. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. 
  12. ^ Paul-Choudhury, Sumit (May 6, 2011). "Amateur heroes of online heritage". New Scientist. Archived from the original on March 9, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  13. ^ "TwitPic - Archiveteam". 
  14. ^ "Aaron Swartz Memorial JSTOR Liberator sets public domain academic articles free". 
  15. ^ "url shortening was a fucking awful idea". URLTE.AM. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. 
  16. ^ WikiTeam - We archive wikis, from Wikipedia to tiniest wikis
  17. ^ "Open Source Bridge 2012 Keynote - Jason Scott". 
  18. ^ "Open Source Bridge 2012 Keynote - Jason Scott". 

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