The International Internet Preservation Consortium is an international organization of libraries and other organizations established to coordinate efforts to preserve internet content for the future. It was founded in July 2003 by 12 participating institutions, and had grown to 35 members by January 2010. As of October 2017, there are 54 members.
|Original author(s)||National Library of New Zealand / British Library|
|Initial release||September 2006|
1.6.1 / May 9, 2014
|Type||Selective web harvesting|
|License||Apache License V2.0|
Participating national libraries and archives include:
Other participating organizations include:
WebCite used to be, but is no longer, a member of the IIPC. In a 2012 message, its founder Gunther Eysenbach commented that "WebCite has no funding, and IIPC charges 4000 Euro/yr in membership fees."
The IIPC sponsors and collaborates on a number of different projects with its member organizations.
Starting in 2006, the National Library of New Zealand and the British Library developed the Web Curator Tool, an open source workflow management system for selective web archiving. Version 1.6 was released on December 5, 2012, and is available at SourceForge. The Web Curator Tool is built upon Java technologies such as Apache Tomcat, the Spring Framework and Hibernate, and Internet Archives technologies such as the Heritrix web archiving crawler, the NutchWAX web archive full-text search engine and the Wayback Machine.