A web archive is a record of web resources. It may include HTML and images, scripts, stylesheets, as well as video, audio and other elements that web pages and web apps are made of, all in one file.
After you create a recording, you can register and login to an account so we can host the recording(s) for you on webrecorder.io. We offer up to 5GB of free storage for every registered user.
You can also download the recordings as WARC files and view them offline on your own machine, using our Webrecorder Player desktop application.
Generally, yes! Webrecorder is a free and open-source software (under the Apache License). Check out the details here. That said, specific use-cases and integrations may require additional support or storage that will come at a cost. (Email us for details.)
Webrecorder was developed by Ilya Kreymer, and is a project of Rhizome under its digital preservation program led by Dragan Espenschied. It's currently developed by Kreymer with the assistance of Senior Front-End Developer Mark Beasley, Design Lead Pat Shiu, and Contract Developer Raffaele Messuti.
Founded on the internet in 1996, Rhizome is a non-profit organization which commissions, presents, and preserves digital art. Since 2003, Rhizome has been an independent affiliate in residence at the New Museum in New York City, and is based at NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator. As it happens, to preserve net art you need to build complex things that can capture complex things.
Major support for the Webrecorder initiative is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Outreach, events, and research around Webrecorder is supported by James S. and John L. Knight Foundation.
Additional support for Rhizome digital preservation is provided by Google and the Google Cultural Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.