Author Archives: Wendy Hanamura

Betting on Bitcoin? Better see this film — Monday, February 26

We all know this person: the friend who bought a new car with her Bitcoin earnings during the boom. The uncle who moved his retirement funds into cryptocurrencies and lost his shirt after the bust. So why is everyone suddenly … Continue reading

Posted in Event, News | 1 Comment

PINEAPPLE FUND CHALLENGES DONORS WITH $1 MILLION MATCHING GRANT TO THE INTERNET ARCHIVE

Cryptocurrency investors may be on a vertiginous ride right now, but one early Bitcoin believer is turning crypto gains into social good. The anonymous philanthropist behind the Pineapple Fund wants to inspire others to support the Internet Archive by matching … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 4 Comments

Why We Do What We Do

This month we were powered by 75,000 donations big and small.  One supporter in Zimbabwe even sent us Twenty Billion dollars!  But what keeps us going is, quite simply, you.  Your words of encouragement and support remind us why we … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 12 Comments

Why I Work for the Internet Archive

This year something magical happened. Our film curator, Rick Prelinger, noticed a film for sale on eBay. The description said “taken at a Japanese Internment Camp,” so Rick bought it, suspecting it might be of historical significance. In October, when … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 16 Comments

Hewlett Foundation Commissions New Work by DJ Spooky & Internet Archive

We are honored to announce that the Internet Archive and artists Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) and Greg Niemeyer have been awarded one of the first Hewlett 50 Art Commissions to support the creation of “Sonic Web”—an acoustic portrait … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | Comments Off on Hewlett Foundation Commissions New Work by DJ Spooky & Internet Archive

Boston Public Library’s Sound Archives Coming to the Internet Archive for Preservation & Public Access

Today, the Boston Public Library announced the transfer of significant holdings from its Sound Archives Collection to the Internet Archive, which will digitize, preserve and make these recordings accessible to the public. The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 17 Comments

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 | 6 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