Novel Coronavirus outbreak: help us collect websites

The International Internet Preservation Consortium’s Content Development Group and Archive-It are collaborating on a web archive collection preserving web content related to the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Due to the urgency of the outbreak, archiving of nominated web content will begin soon (mid-February 2020). Collection of new nominations and new crawls will continue as needed depending on the course of the outbreak and its containment.

What we are collecting

Web content from all countries and in any language is in scope. High priority subtopics include:

  • Coronavirus origins
  • Information about the spread of infection
  • Regional or local containment efforts
  • Medical/Scientific aspects
  • Social aspects
  • Economic aspects
  • Political aspects

Published information resources are a higher priority for seed nominations for this collection than social media feeds or hashtags (though the latter can be useful for finding examples of the former).

How to get involved

If you would like to participate in the collection, please nominate websites by using this submission form: https://forms.gle/zHgJK3DcfGpzAtCz5

The final collection is available at this link: https://archive-it.org/collections/13529

17 thoughts on “Novel Coronavirus outbreak: help us collect websites

  1. […] In addition to NLM’s Global Health Events collecting, NLM is also collaborating in an ongoing broader international effort led by the International Internet Preservation Consortium’s (IIPC) Content Development Group to recommend content for a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) web archive collection.   A full description of this effort and an invitation for individual contributions to this collection is available on their blog. […]

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