November 26, 2020

LexisNexis and the Internet Archive Announce Marketing Agreement

From a News Release:

Reed Technology and Information Service, part of the LexisNexis family, today announced an agreement with the Archive-It service at the Internet Archive to jointly market and sell Archive-It, and continue to support the growing community of organizations currently using the service. The agreement combines the commercial archiving experience and resources of Reed Tech with the breadth and depth of the Internet Archive, the largest publicly available web archive in existence and the foremost provider of web archiving services for the cultural heritage marketplace.

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“The Archive-It team is excited to collaborate with Reed Tech in ways that we think will benefit our existing and future partner organization base,” said Kristine Hanna, Director of Archiving Services at Internet Archive. “Our communities’ goals and objectives always come first; and as their web archiving needs become more nuanced and comprehensive, we want to continue to deliver an effective and reliable solution that meets those needs – now and in the future. Joining forces with an organization like Reed Tech allows us to do just that.”

Read the Complete Announcement

More About Archive-It

We regularly mention the Archive-It service on infoDOCKET.

In a nutshell, Archive-It allows anyone (K-12 schools, gov agencies, museums, libraries, etc.) to crawl and archive sets of specific website using Internet Archive technology and know how. In many ways you can think of Archive-It as a private Wayback Machine.

However, using Wayback as a comparison is not 100% accurate. Here’s why (it’s good news).

1. Many of the web collections that Archive-It develops are publicly accessible.

You can browse, search, and find descriptions and links to more than 2100 publicly accessible collections here.

2. Unlike The Wayback Machine pages crawled ,archived, and accessible using Archive-It ARE KEYWORD SEARCHABLE.

See Also:  Roundup: New and Updated Research Tools and Policies at the Internet Archive (6 Items)

See Also: The Internet Archive Scanning Center Sustained More than $600,000 of Damage in a Fire Last Week
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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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