Blog topic: Web archiving

Guest blogger: Rohan Cherivirala (University Archives student employee)

Avi Udash and Rohan Cherivirala
April 4, 2022
by Hanna Ahn

(University Archives student employees Avi Udash on the left and blog post author Rohan Cherivirala on the right)

Hi! My name is Rohan Cherivirala. I am currently a freshman at Stanford University. As of now, I plan on double majoring in math and computer science. Since my second quarter at Stanford, I have been working in the Stanford University Archives and have enjoyed every single minute of it.

Archiving Instagram posts

Screenshot of the archive
September 9, 2021
by Peter Chan

Stanford Libraries’ Web Archiving Program uses Archive-It as the preferred solution for curation and archiving of topical web archive collections. It is the best of available options for 1) data capture efficacy and 2) support for our curatorial workflow.

Digital library services news - fall 2020

Digital Library Services News - Fall 2020
November 24, 2020
by Hannah Frost

We are buzzing with activity ~ Read on for the details

Contributors to this issue are: Cathy Aster, Peter Chan, Nicole Coleman, Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, and Annie Schweikert.  Thanks to our many collaborators!

Virtual Worlds and MMOs Websites and Freedom of Information (FOIA) Web Collection

Screenshot of the collections
November 13, 2020
by Peter Chan

We are pleased to announce that 2 new web archive collections with a total of 162 websites have just been added to SearchWorks. You can find them at for the Virtual Worlds and MMOs Websites collection and at for the Freedom of Information (FOIA) collection.

Chinese Non-Governmental Organizations Web Archive Collection

October 12, 2020
by Peter Chan

We are pleased to announce that 170 archived websites have just been added to the Chinese Non-Governmental Organizations Web Archive Collection. A total of 367 archived websites are now available in SearchWorks ( This content is also featured in online exhibit, Recording Civic Action in China (

Middle East Political Websites Collection Available in SearchWorks

Screenshot of the collection
September 11, 2020
by Peter Chan

We are pleased to announce that 145 archived websites comprising part of the Middle East Political Websites Collection are now available in SearchWorks ( This collection documents events in the Middle East that took place between 2007-2015. Content includes blogs, social media, and news sites about Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Kurdistan, and other countries.

It’s all available online…until it’s not!

logos for Consejo Nacional para Prevenir la Discrimaction; Colombia Diversa; & PROMSEX
July 21, 2020
by Adan Griego

In mid-June news reports about Mexico’s National Council to Prevent Discrimination (Consejo Nacional para Prevenir la Discriminación or CONAPRED) hinted about the agency’s possible closure.  Created in 2003, it has published numerous reports on gender discrimination, Indigenous rights, and LGBT issues in an effort to bring awareness to Mexican society on issues of social inclusion. The Stanford Libraries have a few publications I gathered over the years while attending the Guadalajara International Book Fair. Often the book fair stand for the agency carried only a display copy, and I was told that many more resources were available for downloading online…until they were not.

Peter Chan assigned to new role as Web Archivist for Stanford Libraries

Peter Chan lecturing in front of a room.
April 16, 2020
by Josh Schneider

Peter will work closely with Stanford librarians, archivists, and curators across all library units, including metadata specialists and other technical staff, to identify, collect, remediate, and describe web content for discovery, access and preservation. ...