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before the 2016 Presidential election cycle librarians have understood
this often-overlooked fact: vast amounts of government data and digital
information are at risk of vanishing when a presidential term ends and
administrations change. For example, 83% of .gov pdf’s disappearedbetween 2008 and 2012.
That is why the Internet Archive,along with partnersfrom
the Library of Congress, University of North Texas, George Washington
University, Stanford University, California Digital Library, and other
public and private libraries, are hard at work on theEnd of Term Web Archive,
a wide-ranging effort to preserve the entirety of the federal
government web presence, especially the .gov and .mil domains, along
with federal websites on other domains and official government social
not the only project the Internet Archive is doing to preserve
government websites, ftp sites, and databases at this time, the End of
Term Web Archive is a far reaching one.