The San Francisco Public Library was one of 27 public libraries to be selected to take part in Community Webs, a two year IMLS and Internet Archive funded program. To learn more visit Archive-It's Community Webs page or the Institute of Museum and Library Services at www.imls.gov.
The mission of the San Francisco Public Library Web Archives is to capture, manage, preserve, and provide access to born digital material that shed light on the web presence of local news, history, culture and society, spontaneous local events and institutions of the City and County of San Francisco.
Collection development policies for the San Francisco Public Library Web Archives Collection Policy follows the guidelines of the SFPL Collection Development Plan. The Web Archives will contain content relating to the history, culture, and current events of the City and complement and/or fill in gaps of existing collections or materials in SFPL. The web archiving team will also actively seek out web content from people and organizations that have been underrepresented.
The San Francisco Public Library Web Archives are available through the web archiving service Archive-It, an affiliate of the Internet Archive.
Here are a few of our current collections:
SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL NEWS
Online sources for San Francisco local news with a focus on the diverse neighborhood views.
SAN FRANCISCO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS
A community web collection of neighborhood and advocacy associations.
SFPL INSTITUTIONAL ARCHIVE
Websites and associated media created by and for the San Francisco Public Library and related organizations.