NYARC has, in numerous instances, strategically captured responsive content (at times including content which was determined not to capture successfully via Brozzler) using the Conifer and/or Webrecorder software services. In such cases, NYARC has subsequently uploaded the WARC files generated by Conifer or Webrecorder into their corresponding NYARC collections in Archive-It.
Given that the capture and replay technologies of Conifer and Webrecorder are distinct from those of Archive-It, this strategy has not always succeeded on first pass, but in many instances the process has functioned as a viable workaround for content that would otherwise be problematic for Archive-It to capture, especially content that is maximally responsive to user input.
Several factors are important to consider when uploading external WARCs to Archive-It:
For each URL that is captured in an uploaded WARC, a new private seed must be added to that collection.
After upload, each seed may not display uploaded content for at least 24 hours.
Uploaded WARCs will only display properly in Wayback on the capture date that corresponds with the date the uploaded WARC was created. For example, a seed captured in Conifer on August 12th will usually only play back as captured in Conifer on the August 12th capture date, even if that seed was captured (by Archive-It’s crawler) on separate dates, before or after.