Category Archives: Announcements

NSA Comedy Tour with Will Durst! A Night of Comedy, Ethics & Tech on Dec. 11th in SF

EthicsInTech presents a fun night of Comedy, Ethics & Technology to help protect the Fourth Amendment and our constitutional rights and freedoms. The goal of the event is to entertain, educate and bring to light issues concerning ethical use of … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 1 Comment

Let the Robots Read! A Victory for Fair Use

A resounding judgement in the Google Books case means that the act of digitizing books is not in-and-of-itself infringing.    In legal-speak, the judge ruled that digitizing books is “fair”.   This is a big deal in that it allows … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 1 Comment

Birthday of the Defensive Patent License: Friday, Nov 15, 4:30-8:00 in SF

  (Video of event) Please join us to celebrate the birthday of the Defensive Patent License (“DPL”)! Short Program and Birthday Party Friday, November 15, 2013 Panel Discussion 4:30-6:00 PM Reception 6:00-8:00 PM Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 1 Comment

Fire Update: Lost Many Cameras, 20 Boxes. No One Hurt.

As fires go, we were lucky.   We are still assessing what happened but this is where we stand: * No one was hurt. * Lost a 130 sq meter side-building (1300 sq feet) that held scanning equipment.  We operate 30 … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | Tagged | 124 Comments

Please Come: Aaron Swartz Reception at the Internet Archive Fri Nov 8th in SF

(CNET Article) On November 8th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, you are invited to a reception, talks, and hackathon at the Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave, in San Francisco. Suggested donation of $5, Bitcoin accepted. 5PM Hackathon 6:30PM Reception … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 2 Comments

Reader Privacy at the Internet Archive

(NYTimes article, Video of Announcement with Daniel Ellsberg) The Internet Archive has extended our reader privacy protections by making the site encrypted by default.   Visitors to archive.org and openlibrary.org will https unless they try to use http. For several years, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 9 Comments

Microcomputer Software Lives Again, This Time in Your Browser

The miracle is now so commonplace that it’s invisible: we have the ability to watch video, listen to music, and read documents right in our browsers. You might get a hankering to hear some old time radio, or classic television programs, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News, Software Archive | 94 Comments

Fixing Broken Links on the Internet

Today the Internet Archive announces a new initiative to fix broken links across the Internet.  We have 360 billion archived URLs, and now we want you to help us bring those pages back out onto the web to heal broken … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News, Wayback Machine | 13 Comments

Free “404: File Not Found” Handler for Webmasters to Improve User Experience

The Internet Archive today is launching a free service to help webmasters improve their user experience by augmenting their website’s 404 Page Not Found page to link to the Wayback Machine in the case that it has it.    Therefore users … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 11 Comments

Celebrate at the Internet Archive — 1024 — Thursday Oct. 24th

(Full Video of event.   Announcement as posts: 1, 2, and 3) Internet Archive invites you to a fun evening in San Francisco on October 24th for our once-a-year celebration and announcements of new services. (And it just so happens to … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | Tagged | 27 Comments

Blacked Out Government Websites Available Through Wayback Machine

  (from the Internet Archive’s Archive-it group: Announcing the first ever Archive-It US Government Shutdown Notice Awards!  ) Congress has caused the U.S. federal government to shut down and important websites have gone dark.  Fortunately, we have the Wayback Machine to … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News, Wayback Machine | Tagged , | 32 Comments

Over 7,000 Free Audio Books: Librivox and its New Look!

In 2005, Hugh McGuire asked: “Can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to help bring books in the public domain to life through podcasting?” The answer is yes. Thanks to the help of many, LibriVox, the nonprofit organization he … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Audio Archive, News | 12 Comments

Cost to Store All US Phonecalls Made in a Year in Cloud Storage so it could be Datamined

(Cited in Forbes) Because of recent news reports, I wanted to cross check the cost feasibility of the NSA’s recording all of the US phonecalls and processing them. These estimates show only $27M in capital cost, and $2M in electricity … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 49 Comments

Knight Foundation Strengthens Support for Television News Research Service

Thanks to a recent $1 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we will be expanding our TV News Search & Borrow service that enables everyone to search, quote and borrow U.S. television news programs. Launched … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 4 Comments

National Security Agency ❤ ❤ ❤ Internet Archive?

An unclassified document from the National Security Agency from 2007 has some nice words to say about the Internet Archive, Brewster Kahle, and the Wayback Machine. “The Wayback Machine is, very simply, one of the greatest deep web tools ever … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 35 Comments

Brewster Kahle to be Honored with 2013 Amer Lib Assoc LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

Brewster Kahle is honored to receive the 2013 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology this year.   It will be awarded at the American Library Association meeting in Chicago in June. http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=13005  

Posted in Announcements, News | 2 Comments

Free and Fast ‘Roof2Roof’ Internet Available in Richmond, CA

As a free service to Richmond residents, the Internet Archive has installed a 70 foot tower on its physical archive building in Richmond California to offer free and fast Internet to those with roofs that can see the tower.  Those … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 18 Comments

Archive of Historical Computer Software is here

Thanks to Jason Scott, lots of deep collecting communities, and volunteers, Jason is announcing that the Internet Archive now hosts some very large software and computer documentation collections, maybe the largest overall host. Yippie! Now we all have to make … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Software Archive | 11 Comments

450,000 Early Journal Articles Now Available

Internet Archive announces today the addition of over 450,000 journal articles from the JSTOR Early Journal Content collection. Early Journal Content is a selection of pre-1923 materials from more than 350 journals and includes articles in the arts and humanities, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | 19 Comments

How the Internet Archive is having Great Time with Bitcoin

The Internet Archive jumped into bitcoin in 2011 after many people asked to donate bitcoins– a non-techy set up our wallet (good sign), and we got about $2,000 worth of donations that first year.  In 2012 we got about $6,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 50 Comments