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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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Preservation: Make a Permanent Archive Copy of Any Webpage with

Preservation: Make a Permanent Archive Copy of Any Webpage with | Content Curation World |
Robin Good's insight:

After Permamarks and have made their recent debut, there is a new free web service offering the ability to store, preserve and index any web page. it's very simple to use. You can either paste the URL of a web page that you want to be preserved or you can install the Mummify bookmarklet and click on it anytime you are on a web page that you want to archive forever "as is".

Mummify creates a "permanent", in the cloud, non-movable and supposedly non-changeable link to the archived version of your selected page. (I say supposedly because of course no-one can really guarantee for the future of this company yet.)

From then on you can share directly the mummified URL (or a shortened version of it), as, until the "original" is live and accessible online, it will point directly to it. Only if the "original" goes down, the mummified URL will re-direct automatically to the "preserved" copy.

A free version allows you to archive up to 10 pages per month. The $10/mo plan allows for 25 and the $15/mo plan provides also analytics and alerts for when the "original" of any archived page goes down.

My comment: Mummify represents an unstoppable and useful trend inherited by curation disciplines that have a much longer history than "content curation": preservation., like its two predecessors is a useful tool, that will become even more appreciated when fully integrated (as Buffer does) into any professional content curation tool. 

Free for most.

Try it out now: 

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:30 AM

Sometimes you need an archive of a site. Gret for slow bandwidth areas when you just want to show an aspect of a site. Here is how.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 15, 2013 7:30 AM

A useful addition to the digital curator's toolkit.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:24 AM

When you Mummify a webpage—a news article, blog post, photo or tweet, for example— we make a permanent copy and back it up in the cloud. We then give you a new URL that looks like this:

Mummify is free up to 100 mummies a month. If you need to Mummify more than 100 pages in a given month you can purchase 50 more for $5.
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Preserve Forever Your Bookmarks and Associated Web Pages with Permamarks

Preserve Forever Your Bookmarks and Associated Web Pages with Permamarks | Content Curation World |
When you bookmark with us, we keep an archive of the page in its original form. The permamark is a point of reference forever – even if the original web page is edited or taken down.
Robin Good's insight:

Permamarks is a new web-based bookmarking utility that addresses a key need for anyone needing to collect and preserve "as is" any content / web page found on the web (with a date/time stamp).

Permamarks offers the opportunity to create 100% faithful copies of any web page that integrate actual content and HTML of the original and to save it forever at a dedicated URL.

One of the core objectives of digital curation is in fact one of archiving and preserving for the future any collection item. Permamarks addresses this very issue by allowing you not only to save and bookmark any web page but by also saving the full content and original display format of each.

Web pages can be saved to Permamarks either by copying and pasting a URL or by using the dedicated bookmarklet. Archived pages can be commented and organized into list/collections.

URLs of permanently saved pages cannot be changed, but can be shortened and customized for extra usability.

My comment: Permamarks addresses a need overlooked by most content curation tools available today. The challenge will be for content curators to add an extra step in their curation workflow to first file and preserve the content being curated. Integration with existing curation tools would greatly help, as the second challenge would be for the curator to decide whether to curate the original "live" or the "permanently saved" copy. Ideally, I'd see the curator referring to the original content with a parallel copy being saved and archived for future reference.

Free. Pro plans coming.

By invitation.

More info:

*Get immediate access to Permamarks by participating in the Content Curation for Everyone master class, taking place next Monday July 8th on TheNextWeb Academy. Find out more here: and here:

Asil's comment, August 3, 2013 8:33 PM
The Internet Archive has been a leader on this since the inception of the Internet. They have a subscription service called Archive-It and you can share access to those perma-links using their WayBack Machine. Here's the link to that site:
Robin Good's comment, August 4, 2013 1:33 AM
Asil, thank you so much for this very appropriate reminder.
blogbrevity's comment, August 5, 2013 9:20 AM
Great opportunity to explain the difference! Permamarks is a "hybrid" way to save links, and the basic version is free. Permamarks creates ONE link that is BOTH a bookmark and an archive at the point of time YOU viewed it: When you share a permamark, it provides content in the "context" of when you viewed it. That is what makes Permamarks so valuable for scooping. It preserves a link to a current "realtime" page, but if that page has been removed or changed, you automatically have an archived version at the point in time you captured it. Your pages stay relevant and free of dead links. This is very different from other archiving or caching services you can go back to and research pages or links archived at "their" point in time (which may be different from "your" point in time.) Robin, this reminds me of when I first defined curation as different from aggregation because curation presented a "point of view." This is so important to curation. Now an individual can save the internet from their own "point of view." Thank you, again, for this great post and discussions.
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Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scrible

Clip, Annotate, Markup and Permanently Archive Any Web Page with Scrible | Content Curation World |
scrible lets you highlight and annotate web pages and easily save, share and collaborate on your web research with others. Sign up for free!
Robin Good's insight:

Scribble is web-based app which allows you to save and archive any web page while being able to richly annotate it in multiple colors & styles.

Scribble indexes all of the web content you save and it allows you to search through it easily. The basic version which is free to anyone allows you to:

  • Save web research online & access it from anywhere
  • Use simple keywords to search full text of saved research
  • Use tags to quickly and easily organize research by topic
  • Easily share annotated web research with others via email
  • Annotate, comment and highlight text in a variety of ways

Two editions are available right now:

a) Free - 125MB of storage

b) Student (free) which adds to the basic features:

  • 250MB of storage +
  • Capture citations and create bibliographies in a snap.
  • Compile notes from multiple articles into summaries & reports.
  • Collaborate with others by inviting them to Sharable Libraries.

My comment: An excellent tool for researchers, journalists and teachers who need to permanently save, organize, annotate and highlight different content coming from the web.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 23, 2013 7:03 AM

I've always been wanting archive pages from the web to go back to again. Here is a way to help you do that. 

SLRE's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:45 AM

Handig app om dingen die je op het web tegenkomt van aantekeningen te voorzien en te bewaren.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:54 PM

I haven't read this article but I'm seriously interested in the question implied in the title.....i.e. how to 'mark up' information and get them on the web.  In many cases, I think that's adequate for most people's purpose.


I have yet to find a tool that I found really comfortable for doing that.  Maybe this is it.