Category Archives: Announcements

Wasted: A case study for controlled digital lending

The recent nomination and appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court offered a timely opportunity to demonstrate how controlled digital lending can be used by libraries to circulate digital copies of books that are out of print or … Continue reading

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6th Annual Aaron Swartz Day & International Hackathon at the Internet Archive – Nov. 10-11, 2018

Calling all internet hactivists! The Internet Archive is hosting a two day celebration of Aaron Swartz to provide a yearly showcase of the many projects started by Aaron before his death. Aaron Swartz’s work focused on civic awareness and activism and … Continue reading

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Bread and Puppet Theater: The Basic Bye-bye Show

On October 27, 2018 The Internet Archive presented The Basic Bye-bye Show by the Bread and Puppet Theater.  The Basic Bye-bye Show is a series of quiet object fantasies in black, white, and grey inside a small fabric stage printed with … Continue reading

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Decades of music celebrating Audiovisual Heritage

In honor of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (October 27) we’d like to take you on a brief tour through seven decades of digitized music and audio recordings from 1900 through 1970.  We’ve been working to digitize 78rpm discs for the … Continue reading

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Bread and Puppet Theater: The Basic Bye-bye Show

[Now done, some pictures from the event] The Internet Archive is proud to present a show by the Bread and Puppet Theater on Saturday October 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  The Basic Bye-bye Show is a series of quiet object fantasies … Continue reading

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“Make It Weird”: Building a collaborative public library web archive in an arts and counterculture community

This post is reposted from the Archive-It blog and written by guest author Dylan Gaffney of the Forbes Library, one of the public libraries participating in the Community Webs program. Whether documenting the indie music scene of the 1990s, researching the … Continue reading

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Low Vision? Disability? 1.8 Million digital books free, now Worldwide

  You can take action now to expand access to 1.8million books worldwide. Individuals can qualify now to access 1.8 million digitized books, free.   Internet Archive has recently expanded its program for those with low vision and disabilities. Libraries, hospitals, … Continue reading

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The Music Modernization Act is now law which means some pre-1972 music goes public

The Music Modernization Act is now US law and the final version of this bill, which seeks to fix a wide range of problems in music copyright law, is not perfect, but it’s better than the version we opposed a … Continue reading

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Internet Archive expands access to millions of books for people with disabilities

Now, disabled users that are certified by a growing number of organizations can borrow hundreds of thousands of modern books and download mostly older books all for free. Individuals that are already a qualified user of  NLS-BARD, Bookshare, or Ontario … Continue reading

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World’s largest collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature now available on the Internet Archive

The Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC) and Internet Archive (IA) announced today that they are making a large corpus of Buddhist literature available via the Internet Archive. This collection represents the most complete record of the words of the Buddha … Continue reading

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