For Independent Researchers

  • ARS dataset subscriptions are available for independent researchers, users, and patrons. Please first review the  general service details on the main ARS Service Details page.
  • ARS datasets are available for all Archive-It collections and are not currently available for non Archive-It collections.
  • Requests for data extractions (and potentially some derivative datasets) from the global web archive are handled on a special case-by-case basis and inquiries can be sent to Jefferson Bailey, jefferson@archive.org.
  • Independent researchers interested in a combined Archive-It account for web archiving that also includes the creation of ARS datasets are encouraged to contact us at aitreserachservices@archive.org.

For regular ARS dataset requests by independent researchers, please send an email to aitresearchservices@archive.org and include your:

  • Name and contact information
  • Institutional Affiliation (if relevant)
  • Archive-It collection(s) for which you are interested in research datasets
    • Archive-It collections can be found at https://archive-it.org/
    • Include the name or URL of the collection(s) of interest
  • A brief description of your intended use case
  • If you are interested in a combined Archive-It account with ARS dataset subscription, please indicate so in the email.

An Archive-It team member will follow-up with you to provide more information. We will also work to connect you with the librarian, archivist, or collection manager at the custodial institution that created and manages the collection.