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