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Coming this Summer: The First DWeb Camp

How do we build a better Web? The Web we want, the Web we deserve? A Web with no central points of control? Since 2016, we’ve been calling this the Decentralized Web (DWeb for short) and now we are inviting … Continue reading

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The #SaveYourInternet Fight to Protest Article 13 in the EU

The final vote on the Copyright Directive in the European Parliament is expected between the 26 and 28 March. As we explained previously, one particular provision, known as Article 13, would lead to upload filters being required on most Internet … Continue reading

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After 50 Years, Riley Shepard’s “Encyclopedia of Folk Music” is Finally Available

By Stacya Shepard Silverman Growing up, my father worked night and day on a massive project which he called The Encyclopedia of Folk Music. Dad’s desk was in the middle of whatever small place we rented, if indeed rent was … Continue reading

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Reflections on the birth of QUANTOPIA, a New Work of Art

Silently, the performers took their places, tucked behind the thick black curtain. The members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, led by director Valérie Sainte-Agathe, quickly flowed into two neat rows in the wings of the Yerba Buena Center for … Continue reading

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Internet Archive helps make books accessible for students with disabilities

The Internet Archive will be part of a team that is working to address a key challenge for students with disabilities: getting books in accessible formats. This participation aligns with an existing Internet Archive program to make materials available and … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to the People Who Build the Internet Archive

When you visit a public library, you get to meet the librarians and others who build and care for those collections. You know there are people who empty the garbage cans, who put back the borrowed books, who maintain the … Continue reading

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ZIP is Broken, Except it’s Not, Except it Is

With many thousands of software items up at the archive, we’re both very useful and also very intimidating, depending on how exactly you know what you’re looking for. While it’s great when your search query gives you exactly what you … Continue reading

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Making Out-of-Print Pre-1942 books available with “Last 20” provision

About a year and a half ago, the Internet Archive launched a collection of older books that were determined to qualify for the “Last 20” provision in Copyright Law, also known as Section 108(h) for the lawyers. As I understand … Continue reading

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The World As They Saw It

Guest blog post by professor Tom Gally As international travel becomes cheaper and easier, many of the tourists who now swamp Venice, Barcelona, San Francisco, and Hong Kong are visiting a foreign country for the first time. Surprised, fascinated, and … Continue reading

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QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK 2, 1923 INTERNET ARCHIVE EDITION

By Paul Soulellis We usually think about archives as places of abundance. Deep, rich sites that house a multitude of perspectives. This can certainly be true, but archives are also sites of erasure, allowing some voices or perspectives to be … Continue reading

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