Author Archives: Wendy Hanamura

MacArthur Foundation’s $100 Million Award Finalists

Today, the MacArthur Foundation announced the finalists for its 100&Change competition, awarding a single organization $100 million to solve one of the world’s biggest problems. The Internet Archive’s Open Libraries project, one of eight semifinalists, did not make the cut … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News, Open Library | 4 Comments

Connect with Internet Archive at ALA 2017—Chicago

Come meet Internet Archive Founder, Brewster Kahle and Director of Partnerships, Wendy Hanamura at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago. Saturday, June 24 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Making your library a digital library by 2020 Where:  McCormick Place W194b Who:     Brewster Kahle, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 1 Comment

AMA about OpenLibraries–our proposal for MacArthur’s 100&Change

Live Chat on YouTube Live, Thursday, June 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. PT with Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships John Gonzalez, Director of Engineering What would it mean if you had easy online access to … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 19 Comments

MIT Press Classics Available Soon at Archive.org

For more than eighty years, MIT Press has been publishing acclaimed titles in science, technology, art and architecture.  Now, thanks to a new partnership between the Internet Archive and MIT Press, readers will be able to borrow these classics online for … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 6 Comments

Internet Archive Reaches Semifinals in MacArthur Foundation’s Competition for $100 Million Grant

by Wendy Hanamura At the Internet Archive, we believe that libraries can be instruments of change. So we are proud to announce that the Internet Archive is one of eight groups named semi-finalists today in 100&Change, a global competition for a … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 7 Comments

SHOWCASE: the GIF Collider at Berkeley Art Museum

by Greg Niemeyer, Director, Berkeley Center for New Media Have you ever wondered what happened to all the GIF animations that sparkled in the dawn of the internet? According to artists Greg Niemeyer and Olya Dubatova, they have become part of … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | Comments Off on SHOWCASE: the GIF Collider at Berkeley Art Museum

Oct 26th Event: Celebrating 20 Years of Archiving the Web

          The Web dwells in a never-ending present. It is—elementally—ethereal, ephemeral, unstable, and unreliable.                                         –Jill Lepore, from “The … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 7 Comments

The Internet Archive Turns 20!

For 20 years, the Internet Archive has been capturing the Web– that amazing universe of images, audio, text and software that forms our shared digital culture.  Now it’s time to celebrate and we’re throwing a party! Please join us for our … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | Comments Off on The Internet Archive Turns 20!

Join us for the first Decentralized Web Summit — June 8-9, in SF

The first Decentralized Web Summit is a call for dreamers and builders who believe we can lock the Web open for good. This goal of the Summit (June 8) and Meetup featuring lightning talks and workshops (June 9) is to spark collaboration and … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Event | 10 Comments

Guess what we find in books? A look Inside our Midwest Regional Digitization Center– by Jeff Sharpe

The history of a book isn’t captured merely by the background of the author or its publishing date or its written content. Most books were purchased and read by someone; they are from a specific time and place. That too is part … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 11 Comments