Sunday, February 27, 2011

Archiving the Egyptian Revolution: Videos and More

The Rare Books and Special Collections Library (RBSCL) at the American University in Cairo has been working hard to gather information, including news coverage and personal accounts, of the events on and following January 25, 2011. From the first day of the demonstrations to the protests of post-Mubarak Egypt, RBSCL has archived over 150,000 videos, audio files, Twitter feeds, blogs, Facebook pages, and other websites.

So far, RBSCL has archived 105,993 different web pages, 35,817 photographs, 51 videos, 276 sound recordings, and 376 PDFs. Additionally, we have collected 2,013 Twitter feeds, 1,721 Facebook pages, and 1,406 YouTube pages. Other popular websites archived include personal blogs, Egypt Daily News, Flickr photo albums, and CNN Arabic.

Browse and search the 2011 Egyptian Revolution web archive.

If you have suggestions for sites to archive, email Digital Collections Archivist, Carolyn Runyon, at

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Egyptian Revolution Research Tools

Interested in learning more about the events of January 25th? Explore the resources described below to discover more about demonstrations in Egypt.

The Web Archive at AUC 2011 Egyptian Protests Collection
Search archived websites, blogs, twitter feeds, and news coverage of Tahrir Square, Alexandria, and Suez from January and February 2011. If you have a website you would like to see in the collection, contact Digital Collections Archivist, Carolyn Runyon, at
View the collection. 

North Africa and the Middle East 2011 Archive-It Collection
Research events of the past month in North Africa and the Middle East. This collection focuses heavily on Egypt, but contains content from a number of other countries as well.
View the collection. 

Newseum Egyptian Revolution Collections
Compare front page headlines from newspapers across the globe that refer to demonstrations in Egypt. Browse by date using the links below:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011 Egyptian Protests Web Archive

Browse and search images, videos, reports, and personal accounts of the Egyptian protests of 2011 using the Web Archive at the American University in Cairo. The Rare Books and Special Collections Library has archived news from Al Jazeera, Egypt Daily News, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Newsweek, and Time among others. Personal accounts of the demonstrations from Twitter, YouTube, blogs, and personal photograph sites have also been preserved in the Web Archive.

View Al Jazeera's online coverage of the protests beginning February 2, 2011 in AUC's web archive.

To learn more about the demonstrations, visit the American University is Cairo's Archive-It site. From here, select the collection entitled 2011 Egyptian Protests, and browse or search the archived websites. Looking for videos? View a list of the videos archives at the top of the 2011 Egyptian Protests Web Archive page.

Got a suggestion for a page or website to archive? Email Digital Collections Archivist, Carolyn Runyon.