TDL WATXIG Presents: Webrecorder Tools and More

View the recording on TDL’s YouTube channel

Thursday, Dec 9, 2021
11am – 1230pm Central

TDL’s Web Archiving Texas Interest Group (WATXIG) welcomes Ilya Kreymer and Lorena Ramirez-Lopez of Webrecorder to demonstrate some of their tools to TDL members, staff and friends. We’ll have a chance to see their capture and replay tools, hear about an exciting new web archiving format, and even get a sneak peak of a web archives viewer they’ve embedded in an institutional repository. When you register, you’ll have an opportunity to indicate what kinds of web content you normally capture and what you’d like to capture. The tools should also work well for social media content, especially Twitter and Instagram, if you have any examples of those pages you’d like to capture

The Webrecorder project builds tools to specialize in a ‘user-driven’ form of web archiving, where the user is able to direct the archiving process through their browser. They work to build quality open source tools enabling ‘web archiving for all’ to allow anyone with a browser to create their own web archives, and to accurately replay them at a later time. In the meeting, you’ll be asked to share a link to a site you’d like to capture, so try to think of some challenging examples in advance.

Click here to register. provides a web archive replay system as a single web site (which also works offline), allowing users to view web archives from anywhere, including local computer or even Google Drive. is a Chrome extension and standalone desktop app and allows archiving interactively as you browser. Browsertrix Crawler is a simplified browser-based high-fidelity crawling system, designed to run a single crawl in a single Docker container. WACZ stands for Web Archive Collection Zipped (WACZ) Format. It’s a working draft/proposal for a directory structure + ZIP format specification for sharing and distributing web archives. 

Please contact Texas Digital Library at if you have any questions or suggestions. We hope to see you there!


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