For what it's worth, the latest wayback code is:
And being developed by the IIPC consortium, rather than just the Internet
It has many additional features, contributed by other members.
It should be used in preference to the sourceforge version, IMO.
On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM, L Snider <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Kathryn,
> 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.
> Lisa Snider
> Electronic Records Archivist
> Harry Ransom Center
> The University of Texas at Austin
> P.O. Box 7219
> Austin, Texas 78713-7219
> P: 512-232-4616
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 10:48 AM, Kathryn Frederick (Library) <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to develop a strategy for preserving issues our school's
> > 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!
> > Kathryn