Re: Fwd: Interest in Memento?

From: Frank McCown <fmccown_at_HARDING.EDU>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:52:04 -0600

Memento provides a mechanism to access all web archives as well as
content management systems (repositories, wikis, etc.). It's not a
project that actually does archiving like Internet Archive or WebCite
but a mechanism to gain access to these archives.

Michael Nelson's research group has more info about Memento here:

The Internet Archive & California Digital Library are in the process
of adding Memento support to their archives.


Frank McCown, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Harding University

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 1:58 PM, Bill Hooker <> wrote:
> What is this supposed to do that the Internet Archive
> ( doesn't/won't/can't?  Or for that
> matter, WebCite (
> B.
> On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 11:53 -0500, "Stevan Harnad" <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Leslie Carr <lac -->
>> Date: Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 6:53 AM
>> Subject: Interest in Memento?
>> To:
>> Have you heard of Memento, one of Herbert van de Sompel's recent
>> projects.
>> "Have you ever felt frustrated by your inability to get to old
>> versions of Web pages? Did you bookmark a page last year, and
>> revisited it recently only to find that the current content isn't even
>> remotely related to what caught your interest back then? ... Wouldn’t
>> it be much easier if you could just connect to, Wikipedia, or
>> indicating that you are interested in the pages of
>> March 20 2008, not the current ones? If you could activate a time
>> machine in your browser or bot?" (
>> We (EPrints) have been asked to think about providing support for this
>> facility in our repository software,  but we'd like to get some
>> feedback from the community.
>> Would this be useful to anyone? What use cases can you foresee?
>> Indeed, have you ever felt frustrated by the lack of this facility, as
>> the project page assumes?
>> --
>> Les Carr
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