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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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Open Call for tumblr Collaborators

When it comes to collaborative culture, tumblr is where it’s at – and we’re ready to jump in. We’re not going to just redirect this blog, though, we’re opening up our tumblr URL to anyone interested in messing around with … Continue reading

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Memorial for Aaron Swartz in SF at Internet Archive Thurs 7pm

  Dear Friends,Please join us as we gather to remember Aaron Swartz on the evening of Thursday, January 24th. Reception at 7:00pm Memorial at 8:00pm at the Internet Archive 300 Funston Avenue San Francisco 94118 Speakers will include Danny O’Brien, … Continue reading

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Internet Archive & EFF successfully block Washington State law

Earlier this year the Internet Archive with EFF’s help joined a suit to challenge the enforcement of a new Washington state law, SB 6251. While the law was intended to curb advertising for underage sex workers, the language was overly … Continue reading

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Launch of the DigiBaeck Project

The Internet Archive, working with the Leo Baeck Institute, is pleased to be a part of the Oct 16, 2012 launch of their DigiBaeck project, a massive (formerly print) archival collection of history pertaining  to German speaking Jewry. Robert Miller, … Continue reading

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Our Ten Petabyte Party: Live Streamed or In Person! Thurs Oct 25th 6-7:30PT

Please join us for a free reception and short presentations, Thursday, October 25th from 6 to 7:30pm, in person, or live streamed at http://toc.oreilly.com/: Television News Broadcasts are now Searchable (350,000 of them!) All of Balinese Literature now online and … Continue reading

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Downloading in bulk using wget

If you’ve ever wanted to download files from many different archive.org items in an automated way, here is one method to do it. ____________________________________________________________ Here’s an overview of what we’ll do: 1. Confirm or install a terminal emulator and wget … Continue reading

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“Please, sir, I want some more.”

You want it, you got it!  Happy 200th Mr. Charles Dickens. 1,345 books               a few movies: Oliver Twist Scrooge A Christmas Carol     96 audio items  

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Rick Prelinger’s “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 6″ Tuesday Jan 24 7:30pm at the Internet Archive

Rick Prelinger will be presenting his latest version of Lost Landscapes of San Francisco at the Internet Archive. Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 6 (2011) is the latest in a series of historical urban explorations, made from home movies, industrial … Continue reading

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Internet Archive joins protest of PIPA / SOPA legislation

San Francisco, CA – On January 18, 2012, Internet Archive joined the thousands of internet websites that went dark in protest of the proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation. 12 Hours Dark: Internet Archive vs. Censorship Hackers & Founders organized a … Continue reading

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Archive-It Team Encourages Your Contributions To The “Occupy Movement” Collection

Since September 17th, 2011 when protesters descended on Wall Street, set up tents, and refused to move until their voices were heard, an impassioned plea for economic and social equality has manifested itself in similar protests and demonstrations around the … Continue reading

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Wayback Machine Scheduled Outage Friday through Monday

Update Wednesday 5:45pm: We spent the day fixing hardware and brought up 7 of the machines that were down.  About 90% of the Wayback Machine data is back online now.  We do still have a few machines that don’t want … Continue reading

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Volunteer – Help us get 200,000 books on Sunday!

We have a windfall: the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library are offering all the unsold books from their yearly book sale to the Internet Archive if we can pack them up. The Archive will then move them to … Continue reading

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Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive

We are proud to announce the launch of Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive, a library of news coverage of the events of 9/11/2001 and their aftermath as presented by U.S. and international broadcasters. A resource for scholars, journalists and … Continue reading

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LEARNING FROM RECORDED MEMORY: 9/11 TV News Archive Conference

LEARNING FROM RECORDED MEMORY: 9/11 TV News Archive Conference Co-sponsored by Internet Archive and New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, Tisch School of the Arts Wednesday, August 24, 4:00-6:00 pm; reception follows New York University, Tisch School … Continue reading

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