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Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation
The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is a partnership between thirteen leading academic research libraries — Brown University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Yale University — that collectively provide access to a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity through resource sharing and collaboration.

Web collecting
The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation's Web Collecting Program is a collaborative collection development effort to build curated, thematic collections of freely available, but at-risk, web content in order to support research at participating Libraries and beyond. All Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation members participate in the Program.

The Program's collaborative collections are:

Websites devoted to the related topics of architecture, urban fabric, community development activism, public space, and sustainability.

Websites belonging to 20th-century composers still active in 1975; works by composers deceased before 1975, but published for the first time in significant new editions after 1975; composers active after 1975.

Webcomics and artist websites from all over the world, in a wide variety of styles, subjects, and themes, in many different languages, created by a diverse group of artists. Recommend a website for consideration here.

Campaign websites of declared candidates running for state elective offices in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

Country statistical and central bank websites that contain statistical data on topics such as economic conditions, population, education, housing, environmental conditions, transportation, health, social services, vital statistics, and more.

Websites of artists from Latin America and the Caribbean who have been active at any time since 1975.

Brazilian government websites in the areas of human rights, the environment, LGBTQ issues, and culture, for the period following the election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil on October 28, 2018, up to his inaguration of January 1, 2019.

Websites created by non-profit Japanese organizations which research, advocate for, support, and provide services to LGBTQ communities.

Web content from Eastern Europe and the territories of the Former Soviet Union; includes political parties, non-governmental organizations and activist groups, artists and cultural collectives, and historians, philosophers, and other intellectuals.

Web content related to the #MeToo and women's rights activities in the Greater China Region.

Documents the rise of extreme right movements in Europe in the twenty-first century. Access is restricted to on-campus use within the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation. Questions: erme@library.columbia.edu.

Web content related to literary authors, translators, critics, and publishers from Europe and Eurasia. Recommend a website for inclusion here.

Websites of Muftis and leading jurists from the Islamic world.

Guidebooks which document local geologic information. Recommend a guidebook for inclusion here.

Websites, blogs, and video feeds from documentary filmmakers in China Hong Kong and Taiwan that may be otherwise unavailable.

Online news outlets about Turkey that are not controlled by the state, and provide opposing views and news about events unfolding in Turkey.

A one-time capture of the Popline database shortly before its retirement, which contained more than 400,000 records' related to family planning, reproductive health, and other global healthcare areas.

Captures webpages representing the current state of public discourse and contrasting approaches to the authority on vaccination in the United States.

Women's media which previously existed as print magazines, but now are published solely on the web.

Content generated by and related to digital games, including critical gaming, game ethics, acessibility in gaming and game design, and reviews and playthroughs.

Websites belonging to established, physical archives and learned archival societies located in the Greater China region, and archival projects from or about the Greater China region.

Documents widespread social justice movements and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act organizations to support them, as well as the allied movements mobilizing women and students with them, including groups of freedom fighters, oppressed castes, transgender people, and other marginalized communities.

Documents how the architecture and design communities have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Documents youth and student engagement in climate change and environmental issues from around the globe beginning in 2019.

Websites, social media, and other digital content related to the 2020 presidential election campaign in Belarus and the events that followed.

Documents and preserves the websites of activists, grassroots organizations, and social justice movements committed to promoting the visibility and experiences of LGBTQAI+ people and women in South Asia and its diasporas.

Collects regional social responses to the pandemic to help document the scope of the pandemic’s humanitarian, socioeconomic, and cultural impact, with an emphasis on websites produced by underrepresented ethnicities and stateless groups.

Preserves websites related to the Cuban 27N Movement initiated in November 2020 by protesters in Havana, Cuba, demanding freedom of expression and other civil rights.

A collection of online videos created as direct appeals to Vladimir Putin by Russian citizens, covering topics such as politics, housing, legal battles, local administration, medical care, cultural institutions, labor disputes, economic conditions, alcoholism, animal cruelty, etc., recorded by people of all ages and all social, ethnic and professional groups.


Frequently asked questions:
For website owners.


Contact the program:
Web Advisory Committee
Web Resources Collection Program
Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation