When evalcentral started, it was a blog aggregator.
One the secondary benefits of the structure was the site could keep an ongoing archive of blog posts from across different websites. Its existence actually helped restore at least one evaluation site that experienced a server crash.
I wonder if that secondary benefit is more essential. Past AEA president Molly Engle blogged about Program Evaluation for close to a decade. Visiting today I found the site has been archived. You can find archived versions on archive.org, but while it preserves history, it transforms something that could be useful into a historical document.
I reached out to ask about getting a copy of the archived version so I might be able to bring it back to life. Curious what everyone else thinks. How important is it to start archiving sites like these and prep them for search/use well after they stop producing new content?