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Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO)

We are a group of more than 1,300 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. We are using a combination of technologies to crawl and archive sites and content, including the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, the Browsertrix crawler. So far we have saved more than 40TB of scanned documents, artworks and many other digital materials from 4,500+ websites of Ukrainian museums, libraries and archives.

Visit our OpenCollective page to support us financially.

March 8, 2022 press release: Volunteers Unite to Archive Ukrainian Cultural Heritage

Для людей в Україні: Що робить SUCHO?

How can I help?

Volunteering

  1. No clue what’s going on? Visit our orientation page.
  2. Submit important URLs for collections in cultural heritage institutions in Ukraine
  3. If you can read Ukrainian or Russian, or if you can run the Browsertrix crawler (check out our Browsertrix documentation to see if it’s something you’d be up for trying), fill out the volunteer form.
  4. We are currently at capacity for people to help with Wayback Machine / Internet Archive tasks or manual Webrecorder tasks, but you can still help by submitting URLs.

You’ll need to wait until we add you to the Slack to actually get started, but if you want to read about the process, here’s our workflow and a orientation for new volunteers.

About us

Coordinators

You can reach all the coordinators at [email protected]. If you are a Ukrainian researcher or institution who needs backup storage for your research materials or collections, please email [email protected] to be connected with our partners at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the University of Alberta.

Please see our contributors page for more info on the entire team and our financial supporters!