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UC Davis Web Archives now available

We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched public access to the UC Davis Web Archives. This project, created using the California Digital Library’s Web Archiving Service (WAS), preserves websites in the entire “ucdavis.edu” domain to document the history of the University’s activities and accomplishments. Special Collections, as the repository for the University Archives, collects records of historical value for the University.  Previously, many of these records have been in print form, now much of that information can be found on campus websites. This ongoing project, started in 2011, captures the websites of the University’s administration, schools and colleges, academic departments, administrative units, organized research units, intercollegiate athletics, and student organizations. The University Archives, through the Web Archiving Service, preserves these documents and makes them available for research and instruction.

You can view the UC Davis Web Archives on the WAS site here. Click on the “Site List” tab to view an alphabetical list of the sites that have been crawled. We’ve also organized the sites in a structure similar to the University’s organizational chart. You can view that structure via the left hand navigation bar on the “Site List” tab. You can also search for a site via the search box on the left hand navigation bar. Click on the “Show Info” icon to see the dates when each site has been crawled. The date link will bring you to the actual crawl.

We look forward to continuing to work with campus departments and groups to preserve the history of UC Davis. Please contact us at speccoll@ucdavis.edu with comments or questions.

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