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News from the Archive 0007: Librivox, Back Forty, It’s a Gas!

No. 7, 15 February 2013 Thanks! We’re grateful to everyone who helped with our end of the year campaign to get four new Petaboxes; that’s four thousand terabytes of storage. We look forward to filling the fifteen hundred plus hard … Continue reading

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My adventure in donating bitcoins to the Internet Archive

A Bitcoin Adventure in Four Parts —by Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian Part One: The Deposit I am proud to say I succeeded in donating BitCoins to the Internet Archive, but it took some doing.   For your entertainment, here is … Continue reading

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News from the Archive 0006: New Petabox, Decoding, and Balloons

No. 6, 14 December 2012 One down, three to go! With help from a generous, anonymous donor who’s matching other donations three to one through the end of the year, we now have enough funding to buy a new Petabox! … Continue reading

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News from the Archive 0005: BBC Visit, Rocketship X-M, and Alice

No. 5, 31 October 2012 A BBC film crew visited the Internet Archive; here’s their story. In addition, the San Francisco Chronicle did a nice profile of our work: http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Brewster-Kahle-s-Internet-Archive-3946898.php From the Archive’s Mailbox I’ve just downloaded an image file … Continue reading

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10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes archived!

Ten Petabytes (10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) of cultural material saved! On Thursday, 25 October, hundreds of Internet Archive supporters, volunteers, and staff celebrated addition of the 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte to the Archive’s massive collections. We also announced full 80Terabyte web crawl to researchers; … Continue reading

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News from the Archive 0004: Petabytes, Recap, and Ramadan

No. 4, 5 September 2012 Another Day, Another Petabyte Did you wonder where the Internet Archive stores millions of books, movies, recordings, and 150 billion web pages? Not in some conceptual cloud, but on our custom-designed Petabox servers, that’s where. … Continue reading

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News from the Internet Archive 0003: BitTorrent, Radiators, and The Atom Strikes!

No. 3, 7 August 2012 Brewster’s Report The Internet Archive is now offering over 1,000,000 torrents including our live music concerts, the Prelinger movie collection, the librivox audio book collection, feature films, old time radio, lots and lots of books, … Continue reading

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News from the Internet Archive: 0002

News from the Internet Archive No. 2, 24 July 2012 Which Came First? Anyone visiting the Internet Archive’s Internet site has seen our logo: an abstract rendering of a classical building with four columns. And anyone visiting our San Francisco … Continue reading

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News from the Internet Archive: 0001

News from the Internet Archive No. 1, 18 June 2012 In this issue, Archive-It’s two hundredth partner, picks from our collection, Brewster Kahle talks about Internet Archive news, and more. Internet Archive Sues to Stop New Washington State Law The … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 9 January 2012

How to operate your brain This piece, featuring Timothy Leary, is from a series of video shorts produced by Retinalogic in the nineties. It seems more like the sixties than the nineties (perhaps that was the intention?), and it’s long … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 2 January 2012

In the Suburbs (1957) A look at suburbia sponsored by Redbook: Here is a priceless view of the socio-economic conditions which led to what we now have to live with. — recommended by David Cox http://www.archive.org/details/IntheSub1957 Eiffel Tower You probably … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 19 December 2011

Scrooge (1935) Ah, who conveys the holiday spirit better than Scrooge? This is the original English version, some fifteen minutes longer than the version edited for Americans with short attention span. http://www.archive.org/details/Scrooge1935 — recommended by Leslie Graham Little Master’s English-Telegu … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 12 December 2011

The animal kingdom, arranged according to its organization, serving as a foundation for the natural history of animals : and an introduction to comparative anatomy (1834) Once upon a time, a time before learned scientists talked about string theory and … Continue reading

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Art at the Archive: Thirty-Six Prime Shakespeare Sonnets in Four Movements

One of the many things I enjoy about being an artist in residence at the Internet Archive is the access to myriad resources. For a recent piece, I downloaded all one hundred and fifty-four of Shakespeare’s sonnets. I then selected … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 5 December 2011

Compute Magazine The first issue of Compute Magazine from 1979 provides an interesting perspective on the birth of the personal computer industry. For example, there’s an ad for an eight-inch floppy drive for $1,295 ($3,800 adjusted for inflation). http://www.archive.org/stream/1979-Fall-compute-magazine/Compute_Issue_001_1979_Fall#page/n0/mode/2up — … Continue reading

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Brewster Kahle’s 30 November Long Now Talk

Here’s Long Now cofounder Stewart Brand’s summary of Wednesday night’s talk. Universal access to all knowledge, [Internet Archive founder] Kahle declared, will be one of humanity’s greatest achievements. We are already well on the way. “We’re building the Library of … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 28 November 2011

Man-Eaters of Kumaon I was shooting with Eddie Knowles in Malani when I first heard of the tiger which later received the official recognition as the “Chapawat man-eater.” That’s how Jim Corbett began his 1944 book, Man-Eaters Of Kumaon. On … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 21 November 2011

Cluck Ol’ Hen Another is this first or possibly second known recording of the classic fiddle tune Cluck Ol’ Hen from Fiddlin’ Powers. Simple and repetitive, but is has a bounce that I don’t hear in any other versions since. … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 14 November 2011

San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge; a technical description in ordinary language (1936) Here’s a fascinating book describing the building of the entire San Francisco (California) Bay Bridge, which opened seventy-five years ago. It’s full of fabulous illustrations. http://www.archive.org/details/sanfranciscooakl00mens — recommended … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 7 November 2011

Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is one of those works that’s become an integral part of popular culture, including an Oscar winning film. It’s worth going back to this 1894 edition to appreciate that a great story … Continue reading

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