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The "Big Scrape": This Time, You're on Your Own: The "big scrape" of government web sites won't be happening this year. And watchers of government records collection are not happy.
The National Archives announced that they will not conduct an "open harvest" of federal agency web sites, as they did in 2000 and 2004. Each of those years, NARA "scraped" agency sites to record what those sites looked like and what information they contained at the end of a presidential term (the second Clinton and first Bush 43 terms). Now NARA is saying that they won't do such a chore in 2008.