IPLC Launches the Uyghur Human Rights Web Archive

Screenshot from the website of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, an independent organization promoting “the rights of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim peoples in East Turkistan.”

The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of its collaborative Uyghur Human Rights web archive, preserving web resources documenting the displacement and repression of Uyghurs, Uzbeks, Tatars, and Kyrgyz peoples in East Turkestan/Xinjiang. The creators of these websites include but are not limited to: Charitable trusts and associations; Educational institutions; Financial institutions; Government agencies; Individuals; News agencies; Non-governmental organizations; and Political parties. While the focus of the archive is East Turkestan/Xinjiang, the selected resources come from many countries and regions, e.g., North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, and East Asia, and are in a variety of languages.

Web archives preserve vulnerable information that may disappear from the live web and capture the ways in which selected websites have evolved over time. The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation’s Web Collecting Program is a collaborative collection development effort to build curated, thematic collections of freely available, but at-risk, web content in order to support research. Learn more about the Program.