Collect & Revisit the Web

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Our Mission

Web Archiving for All!

Webrecorder is a web archiving service anyone can use for free to save web pages. Making a capture is as easy as browsing a page like you normally would. Webrecorder automatically archives the page, along with any additional content triggered by interactions.

This open-source project is brought to you by Rhizome at the New Museum.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is lead supporter of the Webrecorder initiative. Additional outreach and research is made possible by the Knight Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Online Now ≠ Online Tomorrow

Links break. Services disappear and redesigns happen. The web is ephemeral. Make sure that what’s important to you will stay available.

Your web, your data

  • Capture websites as a logged in user, then share archived pages without revealing your credentials.
  • Make your collections publicly accessible or keep them private.
  • All the web archives you create are downloadable in the ISO standard WARC file format.

Web Preservation for Web Media

Web archives are more than screenshots: they are interactive, contain different types of media and link to other resources. The way Webrecorder captures web media ensures page performance is preserved and replicable in the future.

And even if technologies like Flash, or your favorite browser, become obsolete in 5 years, Webrecorder’s emulation options allow pages to be browsed using the same technologies they were captured on.

Offline Browsing

Webrecorder also provides Webrecorder Player, a desktop application for Windows, OSX and Linux, so you can open the exported web archives even when you are offline.

What's the Magic?

(or How does it all work?)

Webrecorder takes a new approach to web archiving by “recording” network traffic and processes within the browser while the user interacts with a web page. Unlike conventional crawl-based web archiving methods, this allows even intricate websites, such as those with embedded media, complex Javascript, user-specific content and interactions, and other dynamic elements, to be captured and faithfully restaged.

We're working on a more detailed explanation of how it all works. For now, email us at support@webrecorder.io if you have any questions.