WebCite


WebCite
WebCite.svg
Available inEnglish
OwnerUniversity of Toronto[1]
Created byGunther Eysenbach
URLwww.webcitation.org
CommercialNo
Launched1997 (1997)
Current statusOnline, read-only

WebCite is an on-demand archive site, designed to digitally preserve scientific and educationally important material on the web by making snapshots of Internet contents as they existed at the time when a blogger, or a scholar cited or quoted from it. The preservation service enables verifiability of claims supported by the cited sources even when the original web pages are being revised, removed, or disappear for other reasons, an effect known as link rot.

Sometime between 9 and 17 July 2019, WebCite stopped accepting new archiving requests.[2] As of February 2021 it continues to not accept new archiving requests, but continues to serve existing archives.

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference faq was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ "WebCite 17th July 2019". Archive.Org. July 17, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2021.

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