Category Archives: Announcements

Political Ads Win Over News 45 to 1 in Philly TV News 2014

[press: Columbia Journalism Review, USA Today, BloombergPolitics, Washington Post] Study finds 842 minutes of political Ads compared to 18.7 minutes of political news stories in large sample of Philadelphia TV news programs archived by the Internet Archive in a joint … 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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Locking the Web Open, a Call for a Distributed Web

Presentation by Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive Digital Librarian at Ford Foundation NetGain gathering, — a call from 5 top foundations to think big about prospects for our digital future. Hi, I’m Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet Archive. For 25 … 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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University of California Libraries to partner with Archive-It

This week, the University of California California Digital Libraries and the UC Libraries announced a partnership with Internet Archive’s Archive-It Service. In the coming year, CDL’s Web Archiving Service (WAS) collections and all core infrastructure activities, i.e., crawling, indexing, search, … Continue reading

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Burning Brewster’s Bitcoin

[Guest post, hope you enjoy. -brewster] Burning Brewster’s Bitcoin First Installment – Coinbase offers a service that is contrary to everything the company professes to hold dear Internet Archive Morgen E. Peck This fall, Brewster reached out to me with … Continue reading

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Crusading librarian for openness passes: Cathy Norton

A live wire in the library field, and a firebrand for openness, Cathy Norton helped keep libraries free and open during this current digitization wave. Fun and opinionated, we learned that she had the background and evidence to make the … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: Fundraiser Benefitting Internet Archive — Friday, December 19, 2014

Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco is back for one final performance this year!   Now you can catch this perennially sold-out show and your ticket donation will benefit the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library which hosts the Prelinger Collection. Please give … Continue reading

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Defensive Patent License: Troll Proofed. Innovation Protected.

Today the Defensive Patent License is officially released.   It is designed to bring free software ideas to the patent arena by encouraging patent owners to declare themselves “defensive,” and share their patents with others that have declared themselves defensive. … Continue reading

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430 Billion Web Pages Saved….Help Us Do More!

Dear Friends, Today we launch our End-of-Year Campaign.  Once a year, I ask all of you to keep the Internet Archive going and growing stronger.   Please help us reach our goal of raising $1.5 million by the end of the year.  Your support will … Continue reading

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Partnership Promotes Jobs and Builds Free Global Library

As part of their Building Libraries Together initiative the Internet Archive is testing a new socially-responsible jobs model with Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) of Richmond, California. The Internet Archive has been digitizing books for nearly 10 years, but needed … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: Fundraiser Benefitting Internet Archive — Friday, December 19, 2014

Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco is back for one final performance this year!   Now you can catch this perennially sold-out show and your ticket donation will benefit the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library which hosts the Prelinger Collection. Please give … Continue reading

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Inviting the Internet Over to Play

At our Annual Event last week, the Archive announced a variety of new projects and plans, including our new beta interface, our compact book scanner, and our progress in tracking political ads on television. The event (full video is here) … Continue reading

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Invitation to Aaron Swartz Day Nov. 8 in SF

Saturday, November 8, 2014 Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave San Francisco, CA 94119 The Internet Archive is hosting an Aaron Swartz Day Celebration on what would have been Aaron’s 28th birthday: November 8, 2014, from 6-10:30 pm. RSVP TO THIS … Continue reading

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Building Libraries Together: New Tools for a New Direction

(NYtimes on this announcement, video of talks) Let’s work together to save all human knowledge.  Today the Internet Archive is announcing a new beta site and new tools to encourage everyone to lend a hand. We were founded in 1996 … Continue reading

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Building Music Libraries

The Internet Archive is working with partners to preserve our musical heritage. The music collections started 8 years ago with the etree.org live music recordings and grew when we started hosting netlabels. Now through new efforts and partnerships we have … Continue reading

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Archive of Contemporary Music and the Internet Archive Team up to Create a Music Library

When the personal record collection of music producer Bob George hit 47,000 discs, he knew something had to be done.  “I wanted to give them away, but they were mostly punk, reggae and hip-hop,” he recalled, “and no established library … Continue reading

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Archive-It: Crawling the Web Together

A post by the Archive-It team Today Phase 1 of the 5.0 release of the Archive-It web application was released for use by the 326 partners using the Archive-It service. In 1996 when the Internet Archive was founded, we used … Continue reading

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Media, Money & Elections: 2014 Philly Political Media Ad Watch

Philadelphia-region Political Media Ad Watch is a pilot project that allows citizens and journalists to go online to search every political message in the Philly television market, compare all the ads from a single sponsor (sample: Tom Wolf for Governor) —positive and negative—and … Continue reading

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