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This paper describes the building of a research library for studying the Web, especially research on how the structure and content of the Web change over time. The library is particularly aimed at supporting social scientists for whom the Web is both a fascinating social phenomenon and a mirror on society. The library is built on the collections of the Internet Archive, which has been preserving a crawl of the Web every two months since 1996. The technical challenges in organizing this data fordoi:10.1145/1141753.1141771 dblp:conf/jcdl/ArmsADKMW06 fatcat:ga2epyap45atneus6hgl2xwry4