by receiving an error message when clicking on a link to a document or a
documents have been taken down from websites and website URLs “break.” But,
there is a tool you can try that may help you recover the past. The Internet
Archive is a nonprofit organization that provides free access to various
digital materials. One of the most useful of the Internet Archive’s collections
is its massive archive of websites—including old websites.
Internet Archive hosts the
periodically crawls the World Wide Web and preserves webpages in dynamic form. The
Wayback Machine does this by preserving sites’ underlying data like images and
source code. Users can view older versions of websites and even visit websites that
have been taken down.
Internet Archive has been archiving websites since 1996, and there are
currently more than 343 billion web pages preserved with varying degrees of snapshot
frequencies. Users can type in their URL of interest into the main search bar and will be directed to a page displaying the
various points in time the URL was saved by the Wayback Machine.
to find a fiscal note authored by the North Carolina Fiscal Research Division
from 2010 that you cannot seem to find elsewhere? Try the Internet Archive’s saved versions of
the state government website.
also invite you to take a glimpse into our own history and browse older
versions of the UNC Kathrine R. Everett Law Library website here.
Posted by Emily E. Roscoe on Thu. December 6, 2018 1:53 PM