I recently got a notice from our friends at the Internet Archive that their Election 2006 web archive is open for business. You can nominate a web site (or sites) that you think should be crawled in order to help document the upcoming election. Go to http://www.archive.org/web/web.php (and scoll down a little, the bit on the election crawl is “below the fold,” at least for me). If your preparations to vote involves doing a little online research, take a few moments to throw some URLs over the fence to the Internet Archive.
The results will be available via Archive-It in a few weeks.
Merrilee Proffitt is Senior Manager andprovides project management skills and expert support to institutions within the OCLC Research Library Partnership.