Archive-It (

by Roberta Woods, Reference and Instructional Services Librarian.

Little known is the Archive-It service from the Internet Archive (, the site that has the Wayback Machine, and Open Library. Archive-It enables organizations like the University of Hawaiʻi ( to build and preserve collections of web content.University of Hawaii Archive-It member information with description

The Internet Archive has been archiving the web content since 1996 for its Wayback Machine. In 2002, the Internet Archive released Heritrix, an open source web crawler. However, organizations often lack expertise and/or policies to effectively archive web content. Constantly changing web technology, conflicting and evolving policy decisions, shifting organizational structures, limited or non-existent funding contribute to the obstacles organizations face when considering archiving web content.

The Archive-It team drafted the Web Archiving Life Cycle Model, shown below, to address best practices for archiving web content as a collection development tool. With more and more web content disappearing daily, organizations in the public sector and beyond should consider subscribing to Archive-It.

image of Web Archiving Life Cycle Model, displaying concentric circles

Federal Courts Web Archive

By Keiko Okuhara, Bibliographic Services/Systems Librarian

The Federal Courts Web Archive provides unique resources for scholars and others conducting retrospective research into the work of the federal judiciary. These sites contain a wide variety of resources prepared by federal courts, such as: slip opinions, transcripts, dockets, court rules, calendars, announcements, judicial biographies, statistics, educational resources, and reference materials. The materials available on the federal court websites were created to support a diverse array of users and needs, including attorneys and their clients, pro se litigants seeking to represent themselves, jurors, visitors to the court, and community outreach programs.

You can view the bibliographic record for this website in the University of Hawaii Law Library’s catalog (Firefox browser preferred) or alternately, go to the Voyager catalog and execute a title search for Federal Courts Web Archive.

Included in the collection are two archives from Hawaii: U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii.