The peril cyber attacks pose to the important digital records hosted by Ukrainian government institutions and cultural heritage sites becomes much more urgent should Russian President Putin succeed in removing Ukraine's legitimate government and replacing it with a puppet power. European and American institutions such as libraries are working to crawl at-risk sites while they're still live in an effort to preserve them should they be taken down.
Claire Woodcock, "Ukrainian Websites Are Going Dark. Archivists Are Trying to Save Them," Vice, 25 February 2022.
Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO)
A group of cultural heritage professionals – librarians, archivists, researchers, programmers – working together to identify and archive at-risk sites, digital content, and data in Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions while the country is under attack.
- Support the effort by submitting URLs for web archiving or volunteer to help identify and archive sites and content.
Library of Congress: archiving websites from Ukraine and the Russian-annexed areas.
Ivy Plus SEEES affinity group: adding endangered sites from the region (including Ukraine) to an IPLC digital collection called Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union (on Internet Archive).
UC Berkley: documenting Ukraine Crisis 2022 on Archive-IT; it is a continuation of their Crimean Crisis Web Archive. Contact is Liladhar Pendse.
Internet Archive Global Events: discussion is under way for a web archiving project on the war in Ukraine.
American Folklore Society: backups of research and collection data for folklorists, ethnologists, and heritage institutions in Ukraine. We welcome colleagues in need to complete this form.