Category Archives: Announcements

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

by Robert Miller, Global Director of Books, Internet Archive “Reading a book from the inside out!”. Well not quite, but a new way to read our eBooks has just been launched. Check out this great BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28976849 Here is … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, Cool items, News | 2 Comments

Zoia Horn, librarian and activist, dies

July 12, 2014 marked the passing of an extraordinary librarian, Zoia Horn. Ms. Horn was best known in library circles for spending three weeks in jail in 1972 for having refused to testify before a grand jury regarding information relating … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 2 Comments

Working to Stop Rewriting Copyright Laws via TPP Treaty

The Internet Archive joined Our Fair Deal along with EFF and Public Knowledge to stop the US from using the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty from changing our copyright laws.   The coalition sent two open letters to TPP negotiators today on critical … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | Comments Off

1 Year Later: NSA Revelations, Debate and Dire Prospects

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Benjamin Franklin, November 15, 1755 A year ago today, Glenn Greenwald published the first article on the extent of NSA surveillance, based … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | Comments Off

Peering at a Dark Time in Tiananmen Square Through Stokes Archive Glass

Twenty five years ago Tiananmen Square was splashed with the blood of protestors. For seven weeks they had banded together to advocate a democratic future for the Peoples Republic of China. Their voices were stilled June 4, 1989 by the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 1 Comment

Authors Alliance Launch at Internet Archive, May 21

Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Authors Alliance embraces the unprecedented potential digital networks have for the creation and distribution of knowledge and culture. We represent the interests of authors who want to harness this potential … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Event, News | Comments Off

Wayback Machine Hits 400,000,000,000!

The Wayback Machine, a digital archive of the World Wide Web, has reached a landmark with 400 billion webpages indexed.  This makes it possible to surf the web as it looked anytime from late 1996 up until a few hours ago. … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 21 Comments

Bitcoin and the Internet Archive Swag Store

San Francisco Weekly said we are the best Bitcoin Evangelists in their BestOf section.   Fun. We now accept bitcoin at our Archive swag store.    We continue to offer bitcoins to our employees as salary, eat sushi for bitcoin next door, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 1 Comment

Rick Prelinger: NO MORE ROAD TRIPS! – Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30PM

Tuesday, May 13  NO MORE ROAD TRIPS!  Internet Archive, San Francisco 6:30 reception / 7:30 screening ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE HIGHLY ADVISED.  Ticket link here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/671840 This is the second Bay Area screening of Rick Prelinger’s new film, which showed last year … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 1 Comment

Let Our Video Go

UI / UX Advances in Freeing Information Enslaved by an Ancient Egyptian Model  Or… Why Video Scrolling is so Last Millenniums In creating an open digital research library of television news, we have been challenged by being unable to reference … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 5 Comments

The Internet Archive Declares Spacewar!

Like everything else in history, debate rages about when the “first” video game came into being.  Games and demonstrations such as “Tennis for Two” (1958), “NIM” (1951) and “Mouse in the Maze” (1959), played on million dollar equipment for the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News, Software Archive | 6 Comments

Heartbleed bug and the Archive

Bottom line: The Internet Archive is safe to use. Internet Archive has always been interested in protecting the privacy of our patrons.  We try not to record IP addresses, and when Edward Snowden showed that traffic going over the open … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 12 Comments

Introducing the New TV News Archive

Announcing the launch of the fully redesigned TV News Archive. This research library, originally released in September 2012, is a free service provided as a way to enhance the capabilities of journalists, scholars, teachers, librarians, civic organizations and other engaged … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Television Archive | 11 Comments

Archive and ALA brief filed in Warrantless Cell Phone Search Case

On Monday, March 10, the Internet Archive and the American Library Association with the assistance of the law firm Goodwin Procter filed a “friend of the court” brief in David Leon Riley v. State of California and United States v. … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 8 Comments

Archive Tumblr Fun: Announcing a Year of Tumblr Residencies

Last year a group of inspired digital residents created fantastic tumblr’s using the things they found interesting in the Internet Archive.   We’re proud to unveil these projects, one per week, throughout the year. They’ll each be posted at the Internet … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 1 Comment

Public Access to the Public Domain: Copyright Week

It’s Copyright Week, and many organizations are highlighting the need to make works in the public domain readily accessible. One of the many challenges we face sounds almost paradoxical: works in the public domain are often not publicly available. The … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 3 Comments

Servers for the New Year: Thank you!

  Year-end donations went past our goal of $1 million (almost $1.3m !) – thank you all for donating.    With this money we can buy the ten racks (10 petabytes, 10,000,000,000,000,000bytes) of server space to store the upcoming books music … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 16 Comments

Dreams Reflected in Bitcoin

Love the dreamers– they make life worth living. Right now many are looking into bitcoin and seeing their dreams in the reflection.  And like all things bitcoin, this is playing out in public view, so we see other’s hopes and … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | Tagged | 1 Comment

Mapping 400,000 Hours of U.S. TV News

We are excited to unveil a couple experimental data-driven visualizations that literally map 400,000 hours of U.S. television news. One of our collaborating scholars, Kalev Leetaru, applied “fulltext geocoding” software to our entire television news research service collection. These algorithms … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News, Television Archive | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: Fundraiser Benefitting Internet Archive Dec 18th

Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco is a movie happening that brings old-time San Francisco footage and our community together in an interactive crowd-driven event.   Showing in the majestic Internet Archive building,  your ticket donation will benefit the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Event, Movie Archive, News | 5 Comments