Author Archives: Brewster Kahle

How to use the Virtual Machine for Researchers

Some researchers that are working with the Internet Archive, such as those at University of Massachusetts, have wanted closer access to some of our collections. We are learning how to support this type of “on-campus” use of the collections. This … Continue reading

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Cost to Store All US Phonecalls Made in a Year in Cloud Storage so it could be Datamined

(Cited in Forbes) Because of recent news reports, I wanted to cross check the cost feasibility of the NSA’s recording all of the US phonecalls and processing them. These estimates show only $27M in capital cost, and $2M in electricity … Continue reading

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National Security Agency ❤ ❤ ❤ Internet Archive?

An unclassified document from the National Security Agency from 2007 has some nice words to say about the Internet Archive, Brewster Kahle, and the Wayback Machine. “The Wayback Machine is, very simply, one of the greatest deep web tools ever … Continue reading

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Brewster Kahle to be Honored with 2013 Amer Lib Assoc LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

Brewster Kahle is honored to receive the 2013 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology this year.   It will be awarded at the American Library Association meeting in Chicago in June. http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=13005  

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Free and Fast ‘Roof2Roof’ Internet Available in Richmond, CA

As a free service to Richmond residents, the Internet Archive has installed a 70 foot tower on its physical archive building in Richmond California to offer free and fast Internet to those with roofs that can see the tower.  Those … Continue reading

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Archive of Historical Computer Software is here

Thanks to Jason Scott, lots of deep collecting communities, and volunteers, Jason is announcing that the Internet Archive now hosts some very large software and computer documentation collections, maybe the largest overall host. Yippie! Now we all have to make … Continue reading

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450,000 Early Journal Articles Now Available

Internet Archive announces today the addition of over 450,000 journal articles from the JSTOR Early Journal Content collection. Early Journal Content is a selection of pre-1923 materials from more than 350 journals and includes articles in the arts and humanities, … Continue reading

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How the Internet Archive is having Great Time with Bitcoin

The Internet Archive jumped into bitcoin in 2011 after many people asked to donate bitcoins— a non-techy set up our wallet (good sign), and we got about $2,000 worth of donations that first year.  In 2012 we got about $6,000 … Continue reading

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Bitcoin <-> Cash Converter Box

Bitcoin to Cash Converter Box          (Please leave this page visible on the computer next to the cash box).  To help us try out bitcoins, I am putting up $200 ($100 cash and $100 worth of bitcoins) … Continue reading

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Idea for a WordPress Plugin for Low-End Bitcoin Storefront

The Internet Archive would like to take donations and sell some swag for bitcoins via our wordpress blog.   There are a number of quality third-party plug-ins we could use, but we are dreaming of a simple system that has no … Continue reading

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