May 20, 2022

Secrets of The Wayback Machine: “Save Page Now”

Note From infoDOCKET Gary Price, infoDOCKET Founder and Editor:

In addition to my work on infoDOCKET I am now contributing to the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN). I’m excited to not only share useful resources, databases, tools, new documents, etc. with journalists located around the world but also serve, when needed, as a conduit to the library community. As I’ve said many times before on infoDOCKET and during presentations, librarian/journalist collaborations can be extremely powerful. Both professions share many of the same wants, needs, and beliefs. Thanks to GIJN Exec. Director David Kaplan for the opportunity to contribute.

My first post for the Global Investigative Journalism Network provides an introduction to feature of The Wayback Machine that’s often overlooked, the ability to use Wayback to instantly archive most web pages or PDFs at the time or times you select. Just enter a url, click, and in seconds you’ll be given a direct URL to that specific archived page or PDF. It’s that easy and it also happens to be free.

Direct to the Article, “Secrets of the Wayback Machine” (via GIJN)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.