Welcome to PastPages, an open-source effort to archive digital news.
The group was organized by Ben Welsh, a journalist and computer programmer based in Los Angeles.
Its work included:
• Save My News, a personalized clipping service that empowers journalists to preserve their work in multiple Internet archives. Hundreds of journalists have used it to save thousands of stories.
• @OldLAPhotos, a Twitter bot that posts photographs from the Los Angeles Public Library's digital collection.
• A series of open-source archiving tools supported by the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. They include Storytracker, Memento for Wordpress, Memento for Django and django-urlarchivefield.
PastPages' work has inspired a successful Kickstarter campaign, won an innovation award from the Library of Congress and earned praise from Nieman Journalism Lab, The Wall Street Journal, Journalism.co.uk, The Poynter Institute, L'Obs and GOOD.
The organization is no longer active, but Welsh continues to experiment with digital archiving techniques on GitHub and elsewhere online.