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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: Fundraiser Benefitting Internet Archive — Friday, December 19, 2014

Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco has already SOLD OUT the Castro Theater for this year’s performance. Now you can catch another showing, and your ticket donation will benefit the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library which hosts the … Continue reading

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New York Times: The Internet Archive, Trying to Encompass All Creation

Thanks to the New York Times for doing a great write-up of our annual celebration.  Check it out!  

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Archive of Contemporary Music and the Internet Archive Team up to Create a Music Library

When the personal record collection of music producer Bob George hit 47,000 discs, he knew something had to be done.  “I wanted to give them away, but they were mostly punk, reggae and hip-hop,” he recalled, “and no established library … Continue reading

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Archive-It: Crawling the Web Together

A post by the Archive-It team Today Phase 1 of the 5.0 release of the Archive-It web application was released for use by the 326 partners using the Archive-It service. In 1996 when the Internet Archive was founded, we used … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Internet Archive Annual Event

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Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

by Robert Miller, Global Director of Books, Internet Archive “Reading a book from the inside out!”. Well not quite, but a new way to read our eBooks has just been launched. Check out this great BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28976849 Here is … Continue reading

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Zoia Horn, librarian and activist, dies

July 12, 2014 marked the passing of an extraordinary librarian, Zoia Horn. Ms. Horn was best known in library circles for spending three weeks in jail in 1972 for having refused to testify before a grand jury regarding information relating … Continue reading

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Happy Hour at The Interval, Tuesday July 8 at 6pm

The Long Now Foundation works to encourage long term thinking in our increasingly “now” oriented culture (read more about them and their projects below). Long Now just opened a new cafe, bar and event space called The Interval at Fort Mason Center. … Continue reading

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It’s a Party at the Archive’s new Warehouse!

The new  50,000 square foot warehouse will be used to house 160 shipping containers to hold over 6 million books, but for now is ours to play in! Come celebrate with us!  Food will be served and we will host … Continue reading

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Authors Alliance Launch at Internet Archive, May 21

Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Authors Alliance embraces the unprecedented potential digital networks have for the creation and distribution of knowledge and culture. We represent the interests of authors who want to harness this potential … Continue reading

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Archive and ALA brief filed in Warrantless Cell Phone Search Case

On Monday, March 10, the Internet Archive and the American Library Association with the assistance of the law firm Goodwin Procter filed a “friend of the court” brief in David Leon Riley v. State of California and United States v. … Continue reading

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Wayback/WABAC Movie Party, March 7th at 5pm

The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, launched in 2001, was named after Mr. Peabody’s WABAC machine from the 1960s cartoon Rocky and Bullwinkle.  This Friday we are going to celebrate our own time travel machine by going to see a movie about … Continue reading

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Archive Tumblr Fun: Announcing a Year of Tumblr Residencies

Last year a group of inspired digital residents created fantastic tumblr’s using the things they found interesting in the Internet Archive.   We’re proud to unveil these projects, one per week, throughout the year. They’ll each be posted at the Internet … Continue reading

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Internet Archive TShirts are now available

We just received a shipment of Internet Archive TShirts. They have the Internet Archive logo on the front and a choice of slogans on the back. They come in S, M, L, XL and XXL We know you’ve been waiting … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Friday Sale at the Internet Archive Store

While the rest of the world lines up early for Black Friday we here at the Internet Archive Store offer online deals on Bitcoin Friday. From Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1 you can purchase our two most popular … Continue reading

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Free “404: File Not Found” Handler for Webmasters to Improve User Experience

The Internet Archive today is launching a free service to help webmasters improve their user experience by augmenting their website’s 404 Page Not Found page to link to the Wayback Machine in the case that it has it.    Therefore users … Continue reading

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Celebrate at the Internet Archive — 1024 — Thursday Oct. 24th

Internet Archive invites you to a fun evening in San Francisco on October 24th for our once-a-year celebration and announcements of new services. (And it just so happens to fall on 1024, which our fellow geeks will recognize as 2^10.) … Continue reading

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Over 7,000 Free Audio Books: Librivox and its New Look!

In 2005, Hugh McGuire asked: “Can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to help bring books in the public domain to life through podcasting?” The answer is yes. Thanks to the help of many, LibriVox, the nonprofit organization he … Continue reading

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Scheduled outage tonight, Sept 3

Our backup data center in Richmond, CA will experience an Internet outage some time between 10pm and 6am PST tonight. We should be able to keep the site up during this outage (though the site will be read only), but … Continue reading

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Job Posting: Web Application/Software Developer for Archive-It

The Internet Archive is looking for a smart, collaborative and resourceful engineer to lead and do the development of the next generation of the Archive-It service, a web based application used by libraries and archives around the world. The Internet … Continue reading

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