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,
  • 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

For regular ARS dataset requests by independent researchers, please send an email to 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
    • 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.