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From: "Grotke, Abigail" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [IIPC Web Curators] Nominations sought for the U.S. Federal Government Domain End of Term Web Archive
Date: August 31, 2016 at 7:55:05 AM PDT
To: "'[log in to unmask]'" <[log in to unmask]>
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How would YOU like to help preserve the United States federal government .web domain for future generations? But, that's too huge of a swath of Internet real estate for any one person to preserve, right?! 
Wrong! The volunteers working on the End of Term Web Archiving Project are doing just that. But we need your help. 
The Library of Congress, California Digital Library, University of North Texas Libraries, Internet Archive, George Washington University Libraries, Stanford University Libraries, and the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) have joined together for a collaborative project to preserve public United States Government websites at the end of the current presidential administration ending January 20, 2017. This web harvest -- like its predecessors in 2008 and 2012 -- is intended to document the federal government’s presence on the World Wide Web during the transition of Presidential administrations and to enhance the existing collections of the  partner institutions. This broad comprehensive crawl of the .gov domain will include as many federal .gov sites as we can find, plus federal content in other domains (such as .mil, .com,  and social media content).
And that's where YOU come in. You can help the project immensely by nominating your favorite .gov website, other federal government websites, or governmental social media account with the End of Term Nomination Tool (link below). You can nominate as many sites as you want. Nominate early and often! Tell your friends, family and colleagues to do the same. Help us preserve the .gov domain for posterity, public access, and long-term preservation. Only YOU can help prevent ... link rot!
End of Term 2016 Nomination Tool
About the End of Term 2016 Project
End of Term Web Archive (2008 and 2012)
Follow us on Twitter @eotarchive
For more information, contact [log in to unmask]
Abbie Grotke ~ Lead Information Technology Specialist ~ Web Archiving Team ~ Library of Congress
[log in to unmask] ~ @agrotke ~ 202-707-2833

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