Agreed that a step-by-step guide needs to be created. We actually used to have something up, but took it down because it had become outdated.
The specification itself that explains Memento in detail is at:
But I agree that can not be considered an implementation guideline or tutorial, and there's a need for one. We will work on it.
I am not sure where you get the PURL idea from.
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On Dec 9, 2010, at 18:02, joheben <joheb...@gmail.com> wrote:
Having your server link to http://purl.org/memento/timegate/ will cause
Memento clients to talk to the timegate aggregator, which will check 10+
public archives for the appropriate pages. This of course assumes that
public archives have been crawling your site; if the site is very new it
might not have been crawled & archived yet.
You can use MementoFox:
to browse your site as it existed at some point in time and see if it is
If it is not archived, you can do several things:
1. request a crawl from alexa:
2. set up an account at various archives:
webcitation.org is probably the easiest to get started with since an
account is not required. Depending on where you are, there are probably
applicable national archives as well.
3. using TimeMaps is a nice way to see which archives have Mementos for a
particular URI, for example:
shows primarily IA for the early years, but it becomes more varied in the
I hope this helps.