The New York Times Technology Blog Bits recently highlighted Rhizome, a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and conserving digital artwork. Rhizome is working on a program that can preserve websites. It works like a data recorder for websites. Their prototype records all the content you experience on a website as you click around, then uses that information to create a simulation of the website that can be explored again later. Rhizome’s goal is to help artists preserve their digital works. Rhizome also plans to make its tool available to scholars conducting social research. The software was developed in conjunction with a former programmer for the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, and he has made the underlying code freely available for others to use or modify.

You can read the complete New York Times Bits piece here.