DEAR FRIENDS OF THE ARCHIVE
This year the Internet Archive needs your help. In 2009-2010 we were able to employ hundreds of low income, out of work parents using a stimulus wage subsidy. Most of these parents worked to scan over 150,000 recent books for the blind and dyslexic. We appealed to legislators, but this program was defunded.
We need $5 million dollars next year to keep over 140 parents employed scanning books for the world, and every dollar you contribute between now and the end of the year will go towards keeping someone employed.
Along with this achievement last year, based on your generous donations the Internet Archive has almost doubled our library of audio, video, and books yet again. We have recently increased our crawling rate 3-fold to keep up with the size of the web. We are growing in every area and would like to share a few of our accomplishments with you who have helped make it all possible.
Highlights of 2010:
850,000 new texts
220,000 new recordings
|100,000 new videos|
Redesign of Open Library
|3 times more web archiving||
Fourth Generation storage system designed and in production