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Conifer is both a tool to create high-fidelity, interactive captures of any website and a platform to make those captured websites accessible.

Conifer is a web archiving service that creates an interactive copy of any web page that you browse, including content revealed by your interactions such as playing video and audio, scrolling, clicking buttons, and so forth. A storyteller who has created an interactive web experience might use Conifer to archive it in a way that would allow the website to remain fully interactive in its archived state. While most web archive projects automatically create copies of material found on the public web, Conifer is a user-driven platform. Users can create, curate, and share their own collections of web materials. This can even include items that would be only revealed after logging in or performing complicated actions on a web site. On the technical side, Conifer focuses on “high fidelity” web archiving. Items relying on complex scripting, such as embedded videos, fancy navigation, or 3D graphics have a much higher success rate for capture with Conifer than with traditional web archives.

Conifer offers a limited free tier with 5GB of storage space with some networking quota restrictions. Access to collections that users made public is free of charge and unlimited. Conifer is run by the non-profit Rhizome which is dedicated to presenting and preserving digital art, and it has received funding from The Mellon Foundation, The Knight Foundation, Google, and others.

Project at a Glance :

Company : Rhizome
Proprietary or Open-source : Open-source
Types : Archive
Inputs : Website
Outputs : archived and organized content
Skill levels : No coding background necessary,No special skills required
Costs : Free basic version
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