D.I.Y Independent Dynamic Web Archiving for Artist-Runs, for artists, open-source longer-term preservation is possible…

Rhizome is pleased to announce the first full release of Webrecorder, the free online tool that allows users to create their own high-fidelity archives of the dynamic web. All internet users are now invited to sign up for a free account with 5GB of archiving storage space at webrecorder.io.

 

Current digital preservation solutions involve complex, automated processes that were designed for a web made up of relatively static documents. Webrecorder, in contrast, can capture social media and other dynamic content, such as embedded video and complex javascript, while putting the user at the center of the archiving process.

Rhizome champions born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, digital preservation, and software development. Founded by artist Mark Tribe as a listserve including some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history of contemporary art engaged with digital technologies and the internet.

 

Since 2003, Rhizome has been an affiliate in residence at the New Museum in New York City.

 

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https://rhizome.org/editorial/2016/aug/09/rhizome-releases-first-public-version-of-webrecorder

https://rhizome.org/editorial/2016/aug/09/rhizome-releases-first-public-version-of-webrecorder

This release offers a number of improvements to the fidelity, usability, and stability of the platform.