Author Archives: internetarchive

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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“The e-book thing isn’t happening, it has happened.”

The ALA Midwinter held its annual meeting in San Diego on January 8, 2011. Moderated by Rick Weingarten, former director of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, the panel featured Internet Archive founder and digital librarian Brewster Kahle; Sue Polanka, … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day I found a number of items of interest. I’ve included some descriptions written by the uploaders. “I Have A Dream” speech from August 28, 1963 Often referred to as one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Montana State Library Adopts the Internet Archive As Its Institutional Repository

The Montana State Library (MSL) has just completed moving 3,070 born-digital state publications from OCLC’s CONTENTdm to the Internet Archive.  This is a key piece of the Montana State Library’s institutional repository for state publications now hosted by the Internet … Continue reading

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Brewster Kahle receives the Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award

On December 17, 2010 Brewster Kahle received the Zoia Horn Intellectual Freedom Award for successfully challenging a National Security Letter (NSL) issued by the FBI that demanded personal information about a user of  Internet Archive’s site, archive.org. You can see … Continue reading

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How Montana State Library Uploaded Batches of Digital Objects to the Internet Archive

by Chris Stockwell for Montana State Library, 12/29/2010 Introduction The Montana State Library (MSL) last year moved a copy of its collection of 3000 born digital state publications to the Internet Archive (IA). Since MSL will be continuing to upload … Continue reading

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Go Books in Browsers from Google!

We are excited to see commercial books from many publishers being made available through web browser technology from Google eBookstore. As a standards based system, reading in a browser offers an opportunity for many more people to actively participate in … Continue reading

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Holiday Flicks

Internet Archive Forum contributors are a diverse bunch. A recent post by The_Monkey_Master in the Movies Forum had a timely list of films for the holiday season. With his permission I thought I’d share it. (He requested that credit for … Continue reading

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New BookReader!

By mang We’re pleased to announce the release of our freshly re-designed BookReader on the Internet Archive. The updated BookReader has these great new features (links will take you to a live example): Redesigned user interface that maximizes the amount … Continue reading

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New BookReader!

The Open Library team announced the release of a new version of our online BookReader software with lots of new features to explore. Please read more on the Open Library blog at http://blog.openlibrary.org/2010/12/09/new-bookreader/.

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