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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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Rosetta Project’s Record-A-Thon at the Internet Archive tomorrow

The Rosetta Project is trying to record 50 or more languages in one day in a Record-A-Thon event.  If you’re in the San Francisco area, stop by the Internet Archive’s offices tomorrow to participate.  The event was covered in the … Continue reading

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In-Library eBook Lending Program Expands to 1,000 Libraries

Internet Archive announces 1,000 Library Partners from 6 countries have joined to build and lend a pool of 100,000+ eBooks; Extending the Traditional In-Library Lending Model. San Francisco, CA – Today, the Internet Archive announced that the 1,000th library from … Continue reading

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Our Newest Addition – Film Scanning

We’re pretty excited about the film-to-digital scanner we just received. It is the first Müller Framescanner in the United States. It is the first film scanner in the world that supports all movie formats up to super 16 mm. It … Continue reading

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Why Preserve Books? The New Physical Archive of the Internet Archive

by Brewster Kahle, June 2011   Press on this:  NYtimes Books are being thrown away, or sometimes packed away, as digitized versions become more available. This is an important time to plan carefully for there is much at stake. Digital technologies … Continue reading

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Physical Archive Launch

Update:   We Launched! Everyone is welcome to the open-house and launch of the new Physical Archive of the Internet Archive in Richmond, California on Sunday June 5th from 4-8pm. After 2 years of prototyping and testing a new design … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco

On April 10, 2011 Internet Archive kicked off the Internet Archive Presents public events series with a hometown favorite, Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco. Culled from thousands of hours of home, commercial and institutional movies, Lost Landscapes presents … Continue reading

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The Real Mad Men

What do Susan Sarandon, Frosty the Sno-cone Machine, Chuck Norris, Florence Henderson and Elsie the Cow have in common? They are all in vintage television commercials in the new Adviews Collection at http://www.archive.org/details/adviews. Over 8,500 very cool, funny, weird and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Harry Houdini

          On the date of his 137th birthday I thought I’d post a few interesting things I found in a quick search of the Archive for Harry Houdini: Listen to Houdini himself in rehearsal for one … Continue reading

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US District Court NY Decision Author’s Guild v. Google

We are in favor of building a digital library system that has many winners, but the Google book settlement seems like a bridge too far.  We are sorry that it had to go this way, but the monopolistic aspects of … Continue reading

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Maintenance for Archive.org -Wednesday, March 2

The archive.org site will be “read only” for approximately 24-48 hours starting early tomorrow morning (PST), Wednesday, March 2. We also expect it to be slow and somewhat error prone during this time. All archive.org items are stored on at … Continue reading

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K12 Web Archiving Program

If you were a student which websites would you want to save for future generations? What would you want people to look at 50 or even 500 years from now? These questions are central to the K12 Web Archiving Program, … Continue reading

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In-Library eBook Lending Program Launched

Internet Archive and Library Partners Develop Joint Collection of 80,000+ eBooks To Extend Traditional In-Library Lending Model San Francisco, CA – Today, a group of libraries led by the Internet Archive announced a new, cooperative 80,000+ eBook lending collection of … Continue reading

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Jules Verne

A colleague here at Internet Archive suggested that I post on the birthday of the French author Jules Verne.  He wrote about space, air and underwater travel before practical means of those types of travel had been invented. He is … Continue reading

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All Icelandic literature to go online?

Þorsteinn Hallgrímsson, formerly of the National Library of Iceland, had a big idea:  digitize all Icelandic literature all the way to the current day and make it available to everyone interested in reading it. The Internet Archive was eager to … Continue reading

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Meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece

As an Archive first, Brewster Kahle and June Goldsmith met with the Prime Minister of Greece, the Minister of Culture, and the Minister of Education, and their respective teams as a member of 8 outsiders for 6 hours last friday … Continue reading

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