Author Archives: Wendy Hanamura

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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CASH BOX Music Magazine to Come Online

The Swem Library at the College of William & Mary in Virginia has received a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize its entire run of Cash Box, a music trade magazine published from 1942 to … Continue reading

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Memories of David Bowie by B. George

I learned of David Bowie’s death while watching an old film, The False Madonna (1931). In it a very beautiful young man dies. He is blind, wealthy, kind. Maybe it’s only a coincidence that makes for a good story, but … Continue reading

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QUINTET: Guest Curating the Archive by Gary Gach

My Picks The Stranger  (Orson Welles) Conquer By the Clock  (Slavko Vorkapich) Mercury Theater of the Air (Orson Welles) The Prelinger Archives The City  (Ralph Steiner, Willard Van Dyke) A couple months ago, I volunteered to be a tester of the … Continue reading

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Zoom in to 9.3 Million Internet Archive Books and Images– through IIIF

  Imagine you could zoom seamlessly into to this rare Klimt painting  to inspect the finest brush strokes?  Or arrange the pages of a medieval manuscript on a virtual desktop to analyze and annotate them?  Now you can right here.   … Continue reading

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Grant to Develop the Next Generation Wayback Machine

“There are others (archives of the Web), but the Wayback Machine is so much bigger than all of them that it’s very nearly true that if it’s not in the Wayback Machine it doesn’t exist.”

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Join Us for our Biggest Celebration of the Year!

You are invited to: Building Libraries Together      Celebrating the Passionate People Building the Internet Archive   Wednesday, October 21 at the Internet Archive 300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco 6 p.m. Reception & Hands-on Demo Stations 7 p.m. Program … Continue reading

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Dynamic New Team Leads the Internet Archive’s Web Group

The Internet Archive is proud to present a dynamic new leadership team at the helm of our growing Web Services group.  Whether you are among the 400 partners capturing the Web through an Archive-it subscription, a national library preserving your … Continue reading

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Peter Schumann and his critically acclaimed Bread and Puppet Theater to Tour the West Coast

For the first time in fourteen years, artist Peter Schumann and the Bread and Puppet Theater will tour the West Coast, from Los Angeles to Seattle, with a series of performances, workshops, lectures, exhibits and parades. In the Bay Area … Continue reading

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Library Leaders Forum 2015 — Exploring the Future of Digital Libraries

From October 21-23, the Internet Archive will convene our annual Library Leaders Forum 2015 in San Francisco. We’re bringing together an intimate group of  leaders from the library world to explore how together, we can build the digital libraries of the future.  It’s … Continue reading

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You are invited: SF Premiere of “Life on Bitcoin” Documentary

Join us Wednesday, July 22nd from 6:30-10:30 p.m. for a the San Francisco Premiere of the documentary film “Life on Bitcoin,” at the Internet Archive. The film covers the experience of newlyweds Austin and Beccy Craig who struggle for 100+ days to … Continue reading

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You are invited to a Party for GETDecentralized–Wednesday April 1 at the Internet Archive

    Help Us Lift the Fog on Decentralization! The GETDecentralized community wants to do something fundamental: “To transform bureaucratic hierarchies into technology-driven networks” (Fred Wilson). The Internet Archive and Jolocom invite you to GETDecentralized! An evening of conversation, celebration … Continue reading

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You are Invited to a Party: Victory for the Net

The event was a success, with resulting video and press.               Dear Friend of the Open Internet,   JOIN US! FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, wants to do something monumental: reclassify broadband access providers under Title … Continue reading

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Knight Foundation to Support Toolsets for Building Libraries Together

Last September, the John S. and James L Knight Foundation issued this challenge:  “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Today we are proud to announce that the Internet Archive’s plan for “Building Libraries … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: The Cobweb–Can the Internet be archived?

Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, Jill Lepore, has crafted a remarkable history of Web archiving–and the role of our own Brewster Kahle and the Wayback Machine. My favorite passage: Where is the Internet’s memory, the history of … Continue reading

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