Tools

Libraries

ia-hadoop-tools

Java utilities for working with WARC files using Hadoop and Pig, developed by the Internet Archive. No documentation.

Java Web Archive Toolkit (JWAT)

Java utilities for reading, writing, and validating W/ARC files, developed by the Danish Royal Library with funding from IIPC. Includes documentation.

pylibwarc

Python utilities for reading WARC and CDX files and converting WARC files to CDX files, developed by David Bern. No documentation.

warc

Utilities for working with WARC files in R on *nix and Windows systems, developed by Bob Rudis. Includes a brief usage guide.

warc

A Python library for reading and writing WARC files, headers, and records, developed by the Internet Archive. Includes a brief usage guide.

warc-mapreduce

A Java MapReduce processor for WARC and WET/parsed text files, developed by Shlomi Vaknin. No documentation.

warc-tools

Go utilities for working with WARC files, developed by Kevin Bullaughey. No documentation.

Warcat

A Python library to concatenate, extract files from, list contents of, split, and validate WARC files, developed by Christopher Foo. Includes documentation.

Warcification

Python library for converting packaged files into WARC files, developed by Vinay Goel. Includes a brief usage guide.

WARCIO

Python library for reading a stream of WARC records and ARC to WARC record conversion, developed by Ilya Kreymer. Includes a brief usage guide.

warcit

Python library for converting on-disk directories of web files into WARC files, developed by Ilya Kreymer. Includes a brief usage guide.

WARCMerge

Python utility for merging WARC files, developed by Mohamed Aturban. Includes a brief usage guide.

warctools

Python utilities for WARC validation, summarization, filtering, compression, conversion from ARC format, and indexing, that were under development by Hanzo Archives with funding from IIPC. Includes a brief usage guide.

Web Archive Commons

Java utilities for working with WARC files, collaboratively maintained by members of the IIPC. No documentation.

Replay

Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Java software that powers the eponymous service, providing URL-based querying and browsing of the content collected through Internet Archive's web-wide crawls. It is natively Memento-compliant.

Open Wayback

Java software providing Wayback-like access to archived web content, developed collaboratively by members of the IIPC with IIPC sponsorship. It is natively Memento-compliant.

PyWb

Python software providing Wayback-like access and optional archiving proxy functionality for live web content, developed by Ilya Kreymer. Includes enhancements for higher-fidelity replay of complex dynamic websites, and it is natively Memento-compliant.

Webrecorder Player

Electron software for Linux, OS X, and Windows for local Wayback-like access to archived web content, developed by Ilya Kreymer.

Analysis

ArchiveSpark

Java/Scala software built on Spark for web archive analysis, developed by Helge Holzmann and Vinay Goel. The processing pipeline leverages CDX indices to determine what subset of a larger corpus of WARC files should actually be ingested for data extraction. Includes a brief usage guide. Compatible with Jupyter.

ArcSpread

Java software built on Hadoop, Pig, and SQLite for web archive analysis, developed by Andreas Paepcke. Data extracted from WebBase or WARC files using Pig is stored in and queried from a SQLite database. Users perform analyses using a spreadsheet interface overlay. Includes a setup and brief usage guide.

Shine

Java software leveraging the webarchive-discovery indexer to provide keyword searching, faceting, and trend analysis (akin to the Google Ngram Viewer) in an integrated user interface, developed by the British Library (UK Web Archive). Includes a setup guide.

WARC Portal

Python software leveraging Warcbase and PyWb to provide text and image searching and analysis, as well as integrated replay, developed by the University of Alberta. Includes a setup guide.

Warcbase

Java software built on Hadoop, HBase, and Spark for web archive analysis, developed by Milad Gholami and Jimmy Lin. W/ARC files must be ingested into HBase before processing can be carried out. This data store can additionally serve as a back-end for Open Wayback. A virtual machine setup using Virtual Box and Vagrant is available. Includes documentation.

WARCLight

Blacklight and Ruby-on-Rails software leveraging a fork of the webarchive-discovery indexer to provide keyword searching and faceting in an integrated user interface, developed by the Web Archives for Historical Research Group.

WarcManager

Java software leveraging MySQL and Tomcat to provide a local web service for web archive exploration, developed by the University of Maryland ADAPT team. The local web service allows URL string searches and drilling down into the details of individual archived objects. Includes documentation.

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