Category Archives: Announcements

Our Comments on Copyright Office Recommendations for Mass Digitization: No Extended Collective Licenses, Please

The Copyright Office’s recent report Orphan Works and Mass Digitization contains proposals that could do more harm than good for digitization projects. The basic problem is that the report proposes to set up a similar regulatory scheme to the Google … Continue reading

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IMLS National Digital Platform Grant Awarded to Advance Web Archiving

We are excited to announce that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has recently awarded a National Leadership Grant, in the National Digital Platform category, to a proposal by Internet Archive’s Archive-It, Stanford University Libraries (DLSS and LOCKSS), … Continue reading

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Peter Schumann and his critically acclaimed Bread and Puppet Theater to Tour the West Coast

For the first time in fourteen years, artist Peter Schumann and the Bread and Puppet Theater will tour the West Coast, from Los Angeles to Seattle, with a series of performances, workshops, lectures, exhibits and parades. In the Bay Area … Continue reading

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Who’s Really Winning the Media Wars in the 2016 Campaign?

When it comes to media coverage, it seems as if Donald Trump is “trumping” all his rivals, Republicans and Democrats alike.  But is that true?  And how does it vary by print, digital and television media?  Using the Internet Archive’s … Continue reading

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2016 Political TV Ad Tracker: with Analysis & Fact-checking Citizens Can Trust

The Internet Archive is honored to receive today a Knight News Challenge grant to support our collaborative efforts to help citizens make sound decisions in the 2016 U.S. elections; for the best interests of themselves, their communities and future generations. Experts are predicting … Continue reading

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You are invited: SF Premiere of “Life on Bitcoin” Documentary

Join us Wednesday, July 22nd from 6:30-10:30 p.m. for a the San Francisco Premiere of the documentary film “Life on Bitcoin,” at the Internet Archive. The film covers the experience of newlyweds Austin and Beccy Craig who struggle for 100+ days to … Continue reading

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Experiment with One Million Album Covers

As might be expected, the Internet Archive has lots of data in its virtual stacks. Besides the books, movies and stored webpages, there are datasets provided from the Internet at large or from individual contributors. But datasets are just big … Continue reading

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Help Free PACER–Cast your Vote for Free Court Records at the Internet Archive this Friday!

  Internet activist and founder of Public.Resource.org, Carl Malamud is launching a national campaign to free millions of court documents in PACER–Public Access to Court Electronic Records–the technologically backwards federal electronic system that charges Americans 10 cents per page to access court … Continue reading

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The Evolving Internet Archive

The new version of the archive.org site has been evolving over the past 6 months in response to the feedback we’ve received from thousands of our awesome users. If you haven’t been following along, you can review a little bit … Continue reading

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Two Grants Announced Supporting Web Archiving

We are excited to announce Internet Archive’s participation in two new grant-funded collaborative projects to advance the field of web archiving! Our Archive-It service, which works with libraries, archives, museums and others to provide the tools for institutions to create … Continue reading

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Will We Let Congress Vote to Fast-Track Secret Trade Deals?

Yesterday, legislation was introduced in the US Senate that would enable Congress to fast-track approval of secret trade agreements by Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Ron Wyden. The timing is important because the President is currently pushing for the approval … Continue reading

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Sharing Data for Better Discovery and Access

The Internet Archive and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) are pleased to announce a joint collaborative program to enhance sharing of collections from the Internet Archive in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Internet Archive will … Continue reading

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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.  (More detailed version) Hi, I’m Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet … 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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