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Webrecorder is a hosted web archiving tool with which users can capture what they see as they browse websites and save that information (locally or to a free account)
License:Webrecorder is an open-source software product (under the Apache License) and shared via [GitHub][1]
Platforms:Platform agnostic, operates via web browser


[edit] Description

Webrecorder is a hosted web archiving tool with which users can capture what they see as they browse websites and save that information. Via a web browser Webrecorder collects content and data from web pages including: HTML, images, scripts, stylesheets, Flash, Java applets as well as video, audio and other elements used to make web pages and web apps. Webrecorder can capture dynamic web content that cannot be captured by most crawler-based web archiving tools. Webrecorder can record what you see when you are logged in to a social media profile (though it does not record site login credentials).

One does not need to login to use Webrecorder to capture web content if the intent is to download the captures right away (as a WARC file) and save them locally. Desktop software that can open a WARC file, such as Webrecorder Player [2], is needed to view web archives downloaded from Webrecorder. Webrecorder Player is available at no charge and with this software you will be able to view all the content contained in a WARC file without being connected to the internet. For continued access to archived content online, and to be able to add to a collection, it is necessary to log in to a free account, which comes with 5 GB of storage (at least as of fall 2017).

Webrecorder is a project of Rhizome [3] under its digital preservation program.

[edit] User Experiences

  • Happy accidents: adventures in web preservation [4]

[edit] Development Activity

All development activity is visible on GitHub: http://github.com/webrecorder/webrecorder/commits

[edit] Activity Feed

Below the last 5 commits:

2017-12-09 17:13:14
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/039fa4e3d7c1d03f5ab41d64b48015a00d405e7d record size limit: ensure that payload content-length is computed for…]
by ikreymer https://github.com/ikreymer
2017-12-08 17:49:49
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/4e3bc744ecfb610984b2ce088f0ca55fde343de0 Encoding fix (#446)]
by m4rk3r https://github.com/m4rk3r
2017-12-06 02:47:42
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/7a84e467b6556aa2efbd3158f079ef3190540a61 appveyor: pip install pyyaml to fix appveyor build?]
by ikreymer https://github.com/ikreymer
2017-12-05 21:15:20
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/1bad92dbb0faa870c62176ad3513d5cb216b9948 Ui fixes (#445)]
by m4rk3r https://github.com/m4rk3r
2017-12-05 20:04:33
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/97ffeeb31231a5ffce12a41dd3a05f8c2b198f66 Develop->Master (#444)]
by ikreymer https://github.com/ikreymer


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