This collection of websites chronicles the August 2008 conflict between Georgia and Russia over the disputed South Ossetia region. Websites for this collection were contributed by Internet Archive and the greater Archive-It partner community. Sites were submitted August 12 and 13 and the crawling started immediately in order to capture content regarding this unfolding event. Crawling took place between August 12 and September 6 (ranging between daily and weekly captures), archiving over 16 million urls.
Internet Archive appreciates the support and submissions from the greater web archiving community in order to quickly create spontaneous collection chronicling unfolding events . Past collaborations have led to the creation of collections regarding Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech tragedy, and the 2007 California Wildfires.