About this Collection
The Coronavirus Web Archive contains representative web-based content that documents the impact and response to the Covid-19 pandemic on communities across the United States and the world. This collection was curated by subject specialists from across the Library in order to present a multidisciplinary collection. Subjects and creators include: federal, state, local, and tribal government; science and technology; economics and labor; arts and culture; public and social policy; education; psychology; sports and recreation; and religion. African American, Asian American, Latino/a/x, and Native American communities are reflected in this collection as both web content creators and marginalized populations impacted by the pandemic. A sample of coronavirus content from Asia, South America, Africa, Europe, and Oceania is also featured in the collection.
Additional Library of Congress web archive collections with content related to the Coronavirus Web Archive include the collections Business in America Web Archive, State Government Websites of the United States Web Archive, General News on the Internet Web Archive, Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive, and Public Policy Topics Web Archive.
Collection Period: March 2020 to present (this is an ongoing archive).
Frequency of Collection: The majority of sites were targeted for capture monthly or weekly, with fewer sites targeted for capture quarterly or once.
Languages: Collection material in English, with Burmese, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhala/Sinhalese, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish.
Acquisition Information: Sites have been added incrementally since the project began and will continue to be added as they are identified. Additional items will be made available on a rolling monthly basis as they exit the one-year embargo period.