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Collection Based Personal Web Archiving

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 Web Archiving Integration Layer (WAIL)

"One-Click User Instigated Preservation"

Web Archiving Integration Layer (WAIL)

"One-Click User Instigated Preservation"

Web Archiving Integration Layer (WAIL) is a graphical user interface (GUI) atop multiple web archiving tools intended to be used as an easy way for anyone to preserve and replay web pages. Tools included and accessible through the GUI are Heritrix 3.2.0 and PyWb 0.33.0.

More information about the motivations behind WAIL see the Motivations section in the projects wiki.

This work is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), through Digital Humanities grants HD-51670-13 and HK-50181-14

WAIL Electron


WAIL Home Screen


You can download the latest release here.

For information on using WAIL please consult the wiki.

To get up and running from source consult the Development section in this projects wiki.

Slides from Archives Unleased 2.0

Are Wails Electric?

Problems? Questions?

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.


WAIL is a project of the Web Science and Digital Libraries (WS-DL) research group at Old Dominion University (ODU), created by Mat Kelly.

For support e-mail or tweet to us at @johnaberlin and/or @WebSciDL.

Web Archive Collections Screen Web Archive Collections Screen

Something missing? Edit this app.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab