The FDLP Web Archive provides point in time captures of U.S. Federal agency websites, while preserving the functionality of the site to the extent possible. The aim is to provide permanent public access to Federal Agency Web content. GPO harvests and archives the websites with Archive-It, a subscription-based Web harvesting and archiving service offered by the Internet Archive.
Ways to Access the Archived Sites
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
- Bibliographic records for the archived websites, which describe the sites and link to them via PURL (Persistent URL), are searchable and accessible through the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) FDLP Web Archive Page.
- To view all of the records in the FDLP Web Archive, go here.
The archived websites can also be searched and accessed through the FDLP Web Archive Collection page on the Archive-It Web site.
Frequently Asked Questions
GPO has conducted a number of webinars and presentations which offer more information about the FDLP web archive.
- Web Archiving for the FDLP
- Archiving & Cataloging Federal Agency Web Sites – GPO’s Web Archiving Project
- A Time Machine for Federal Information – Using Web Archiving Content in Government Information Reference Work
- Tangible and Digital Preservation: Bridging the Divide by Preserving Government Information in All Formats (Update on FDLP Web Archive begins 30 minutes in)
- Archive-It Advanced Training – Access to Archive-It Collections Archive-It Advanced Training – Access to Archive-It Collections (Information about our Analytics of the FDLP Web Archive begins 24 minutes in)
For question or suggestions about the FDLP Web Archive, please contact us at [email protected].