What will you find in the Web Site Archives?
The North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives & Access Program (WSAAP) is composed of web sites created by North Carolina’s state agencies. The WSAAP currently contains archived web sites back to 1996, and it is updated on an ongoing basis. These sites may be viewed for free by all users. Sites in the WSAAP were collected using an automated web crawler operated by the Internet Archive. (To learn more about the Internet Archive’s Archive-It service, click here.)
Through the WSAAP, users can access important state government information that was once available on the web but that may no longer exist there or in any other location. This information includes, but is not limited to
- Board and Commission meeting minutes;
- publications that were only available on the Web;
- governmental policies;
- historically significant photographs and videos;
- state-wide statistics; and
- social networking sites.
The topics covered by sites in this collection cover all of the diverse areas that government agencies encompass. Moreover, when seen as a whole the WSAAP documents how North Carolina has developed its web presence over time and the different trends in government priorities.
All web sites in the WSAAP are captured at least on an annual basis. Most state agency web sites are captured quarterly or more frequently. For more information on the how we select and collect sites, please see Our Web Site Archives & Access Program: History and Procedures.
Finally, users are reminded that the materials included in the WSAAP are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright law. Whenever materials from our collection are used in a publication or other product, we request that the copy carry a credit line stating "Courtesy of the Department of Cultural Resources."