Collection - University of Winnipeg Web Collection

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University of Winnipeg Web Collection

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  • Records in Electronic Form

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  • 2013 - ? (Creation)
    University of Winnipeg. Library

Physical description area

Physical description

13 archived websites: 139 captures

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Administrative history

The University of Winnipeg Library was a successor to the Library of United College, and began operations in 1967. The University of Winnipeg Library provides space and resources for students, faculty, and community members to pursue their academic goals. The Library aims to support academic excellence, student diversity and access, and provide an outstanding student experience. The Library houses hundreds of thousands of books and articles, and provides access to many more online through its catalogue. The current incarnation of the University of Winnipeg Library, informally known as the "Library in the Sky", moved into its current location on the fourth and fifth floors of Centennial Hall in 1974.

Custodial history

The collection was created by the University of Winnipeg Library in August 2013, when the initial web crawls of the collection occurred. Additional crawls are performed weekly, whereby new captures are added to the collection. Archived websites are added to the collection periodically. The Library staff directly involved in curating the collection include the University Archivist/Digital Curator and the Head of Systems.

Scope and content

The University of Winnipeg web collection contains captures of University of Winnipeg websites, including the domain, websites produced by the Library, the NewsCentre site, as well as social media channels for the University and Library including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The collection enables users to access content from different points in time. The collection is curated using the University of Winnipeg’s subscription to the Internet Archive service Archive-It. Captures of archived websites are created using the Internet Archive’s Heritrix and Wayback Machine tools. All captures of the archived web sites are hosted on Internet Archive servers.

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Physical condition

Users must have access to an Internet connection in order to view the collection. Users may experience technical difficulties when accessing social media content including slow load times and inaccessible content.

Immediate source of acquisition

The archived websites are directly acquired by the Internet Archive using its software, Heritrix and the Wayback Machine. The Library gains access to this software in the creation of the archived websites via it's subscription to the Archive It service offered by the Internet Archive.


The Archive-It service allows for the University of Winnipeg web collection to be arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the websites, or by the URL addresses of each website.

Language of material

  • English

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Restrictions on access

Users must have access to an Internet connection in order to view the collection.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Users must abide by copyright legislation. Copyright is held by the creators of each individual website archived in the collection.

Finding aids

A complete listing of the archived websites comprising the collection can be found here:

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Andrew Webster, 17 February 2017.
Revised by Brett Lougheed, 3 March 2017.

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  • English

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