Some of the newest resources on the Web are archive sites, that is sites that collect previously distributed media (see the July 13, 2001 Scout Report
for discussion of an Election 2000 archive). Two such Websites have compiled information on the September 11, 2001 tragedies. The Television Archive, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, provides audio and video files from news agencies around the world on September 11 and the following week. The site is still being beta-tested, and feedback is welcome. Files can be searched by keyword or browsed by a timeline or program guide and require QuickTime, RealPlayer, and at least a 56k connection to view or listen to. Both sites offer a historical reference point for this tragic day and give a glimpse into the future of Web information compilation and distribution.