Right now the WARC format is considered the best preservation format for
websites/social media, in terms of digital archives. It is our best guess
right now. It will likely will be with us for a long time, because it has
been adopted by most of the major players.
The way I have seen WARCs served up is through Wayback, the manual version
of the Internet Archive's Wayback machine.
I have only used Heritrix and Wayback together, so I haven't played with
Wayback and WARCs made another way.
I would stick with WARC in terms of preservation, access is another
story...that would depend on budget, time, etc.
Hope that helps.
Electronic Records Archivist
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7219
Austin, Texas 78713-7219
On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 10:48 AM, Kathryn Frederick (Library) <
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> I'm trying to develop a strategy for preserving issues our school's online
> newspaper. Creating a WARC file of the content seems straightforward, but
> how will that content fair long-term? Also, how is the WARC served to an
> end-user? Is there some other method I should look at?
> Thanks in advance for any advice!