Web and Social Media Preservation program

The Web and Social Media Preservation Program at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) acquires Canadian web resources for the purposes of digital preservation and makes them available to the public via the Government of Canada Web Archive (GCWA) for future research. Learn more about the program, its collections, and the public access portal for web collections.


About the program

Learn more about the Web and Social Media Preservation Program

Search the web archive

Search archived Internet resources

Report a copyright or privacy concern

Flag private information for removal


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Legislated authority for the program

Find out more about the legal powers allowing the collection and preservation of Internet resources

Social media collection at LAC

Information on archiving social media

Requirements and best practices for web preservation

See the requirements and best practices

How to search the web archive

Learn how to search the archive

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