As part of our IMLS grant on collaborative API development for web archiving (, we carried out a survey of the web archiving community last spring on how to make it easier to move web archive data around – e.g., from external service provider to local environment, to facilitate data delivery to researchers, or so that capture tools like Heritrix or Webrecorder can more seamlessly hand off to a preservation repository.


The write-up for the survey on web archive data transfer APIs is now available here:


To learn more about the project, codenamed WASAPI, please visit out GitHub repository ( We also invite your feedback and discussion at!forum/wasapi-community.






Nicholas Taylor | Web Archiving Service Manager | Stanford University Libraries DLSS
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