Wayback, the website that archives old information.
I ran across this website a few years ago, thought it was fun, then forgot about it until I was doing research on a designer… and there it was, the information I wanted in Wayback’s archives. So I figured I would pass the information along to you.
The text on their home page gives you a bit of insight as to how to use the :
“Archive-It is designed to fit the needs of many types of organizations and individuals. The over 200 partners include: state archives, university libraries, federal institutions, state libraries, non government non profits, museums, historians, and independent researchers.
The 1,700 Collections captured by Archive-It range from subject matters as diverse as “Political parties in Latin America” to the “Matthew Shepard Web Archive” to the “2008 Beijing Olympic Games” to “Iranian Blogs” to “North Carolina State Government Web Site Archive”. “
So if you find you need to go that extra step with your next research or book project, think to look here first.