This morning I came across this post in Brainpickings apropos of Labor Day to come and May Day just passed.
I stripped out the relevant links using LinkGrabber and put them into Dropbox’s Papers. Since Papers doesn’t provide an embed (unlike its now open-source predecessor Hackpad did) I had to save it into Google Docs and get an embed from there. See below.
I then opened up Webrecorder.io in my browser and “archived” all the links I grabbed from the page.
Sorry for the generic embed below, but Webrecorder doesn’t appear to be embeddable. (Update: Yes it is!)
You can go to the link here.
Or you can download the desktop software, download the web archive, and view it there.
Now I get to ask: Why?
I have a webarchive of pages and objects from within all the pages I gathered. That means text, images, and videos in this case. You do not get any links inside the archive unless you have opened them while the recorder was recording.
Perhaps I could use it for:
- A collection of readings on a syllabus so that all students have open access to materials,
- A reading list for a course,
- A course-in-a- box, the box being the archive,
- Resources for those with low bandwidth (put it on a USB drive),
- Archiving government sites that are precarious,
- Check out how NetFreedomPioneers are using Webrecorder.io in their Project Toosheh to archive the net for parts of the world with no net access using filecasting,
Old applets can live on like this one in Java that is unplayable otherwise.
- Creating self-contained journal articles like this one in Google’s new journal, Distill.
It is amazing and the possibilities just keep on rolling. Add some more in the comments or feel free to hypothesize in the margins.