How You Can Put Knowledge into the Hands of Millions

Dear Friends,

Brewster Older PhotoToday is #GivingTuesday, the one day you are encouraged to give to your favorite charities. This GivingTuesday, I hope the Internet Archive will be at the top of your list. By giving a small amount, you can put knowledge in the hands of millions of people, for years and years.

I’ve always believed in public libraries. Now is no different. We need a library for the digital generation. A special place we can go to learn and explore. That’s why I founded the Internet Archive—to give everyone access to our cultural treasures. Forever. For free.

I made it a non-profit because this library is powered and enabled
by everyone else. By those who are building the collections and those who are using the collections. Other people are not working for us, we are working for them. I thought a non-profit was the right way to do that.

In our Wayback Machine, we’re saving one billion Web captures each week. People download 20 million books on our site each month. The key is to keep improving—and to keep it free. That’s where you can help us.

The InterHands 2net Archive is a non-profit library built on trust. Reader privacy is very important to us, so we don’t run ads that track your behavior. We don’t sell your personal information. But we still need to pay for the increasing costs of servers, staff and rent.

This is the one time of year I ask you to help keep the Internet Archive free and free of ads. Please consider donating $25, $50, $75 or whatever you can afford. It’s is a small amount to inform millions. Help us do more. I promise you–it’s money well spent.

Thank you.

Brewster Kahle

Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive

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2 Responses to How You Can Put Knowledge into the Hands of Millions

  1. Stas says:

    Happy to donate and support you guys.

    And if only you knew how to program the nagging block so that once a person donated the nag goes away. This is *so* annoying. Seriously how difficult is it to drop a cookie and stop the madness.

    Luckily I remembered I could ublock the whole div, what a relief. The problem is that next time you’d ask for donations I won’t see the nag since now it’s going to be blocked. Hint, hint.

  2. Bernard says:

    I am one of the recent donators beacuse I use your service since so many years. I love to find expired domains and revive them. Sometimes I win and I continue to have the same visits than the original site had and sometimes i lose. But it is very interesting “game” 😀 and if you hadn’t been there me to help me rebuild the site, I wouldn’t revive them. So for my Archive.org is very important. That ‘s why I am a donator. Frankly. Seriously.

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