July 2002, SunSITE-MetaLab-ibiblio will celebrate ten years of existence. It has been an exciting decade, full of innovation and experimentation. During this time, the pendulum of information organization has swung from being driven by the technology to savoring the liberation of the new medium--back and forth, never lingering long. Usability, visual interest and technology have led the dance of the development of the digital archive. This paper is a case study of the SunSITE-MetaLab-ibiblio archive and the vision that allowed the archive to exist, as well as a record of the development of the SunSITE-MetaLab-ibiblio archive in relation to the trends of information organization of that time period. It is a collection of snapshots in the development of one of the world's first and largest digital archives.