By order of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Bentley is closed to the public and staff through April 13.

We will be unable to respond to requests or fulfill orders until the governor’s orders are lifted.

Please see our full closure announcement here.

Setting Up a Website

  • All university websites and print materials should include a copyright line. You may use either the copyright symbol (©) or spell out the word “copyright.
  • Provide a standard link to all website content (including pages, images, videos, documents); links should be in HTML/XHTML format, rather than embedded in JavaScript or Flash.
  • Maintain stable URLs for particular content and redirect from old URLs to new URLs when necessary.
  • Follow accessibility standards to render the site usable by everyone and accessible to the Internet Archive’s Heritrix crawler. See the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) for more information. The University’ s website accessibility guidelines are also helpful to consult when designing accessible, archivable, websites.
  • Where feasible, ensure that objects (video, audio, etc.) are embedded within your site or page and not embedded in third-party websites; the Heritrix crawler is unable to crawl some content from certain third-party sites (Vimeo, among others).
  • Omit robots.txt exclusions or limit them to areas not needed for archiving (such as calendar functions and databases). Please note that web archiving requires crawling of stylesheets and images; please be sure that directories containing these files are not restricted.
  • Use descriptive metadata elements in the HTML headers of sites to provide documentation about the website (titles and descriptions are particularly helpful).