Category Archives: News

For the Love of Literacy–Better World Books and the Internet Archive Unite to Preserve Millions of Books

Announced today, Better World Books, the world’s leading socially conscious online bookseller, is now owned by Better World Libraries, a mission-aligned, not-for-profit organization that is affiliated with longtime partner, the Internet Archive.  This groundbreaking partnership will allow both organizations to … Continue reading

Posted in News | 18 Comments

Controlled Digital Lending Takes Center Stage at Library Leaders Forum

The following blog post was written by freelance writer Caralee Adams about the Internet Archive’s Library Leaders Forum, held on October 23 at San Francisco Public Library. As enthusiasm grows for making library collections more accessible, the Internet Archive hosted … Continue reading

Posted in Books Archive, Education Archive, Event, Lending Books, News | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

The Whole Earth Web Archive

As part of the many releases and announcements for our October Annual Event, we created The Whole Earth Web Archive. The Whole Earth Web Archive (WEWA) is a proof-of-concept to explore ways to improve access to the archived websites of … Continue reading

Posted in Archive-It, News, Wayback Machine - Web Archive, Web & Data Services | Tagged , | Comments Off on The Whole Earth Web Archive

Fighting Misinformation Online

On Tuesday, the Internet Archive joined Public Knowledge, the Wikimedia Foundation and the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic from Berkeley Law to brief the Congressional Internet Caucus on efforts to combat misinformation online. Misinformation is a complex issue … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, Lending Books, News | 15 Comments

Weaving Books into the Web—Starting with Wikipedia

[announcement video, Wired] The Internet Archive has transformed 130,000 references to books in Wikipedia into live links to 50,000 digitized Internet Archive books in several Wikipedia language editions including English, Greek, and Arabic. And we are just getting started. By … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, Lending Books, News, Open Library, Wayback Machine - Web Archive | 25 Comments

The Wayback Machine’s Save Page Now is New and Improved

Every day hundreds of millions of web pages are archived to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Tens of millions of them submitted by users like you using our Save Page Now service. You can now do that in a way … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 10 Comments

Unlocking the Potential for Every High School Library: 2019 Internet Archive Hero Award

Announced today, Phillips Academy has received the Hero Award from the Internet Archive for its leadership in adopting controlled digital lending for school libraries. The Hero Award is presented annually to an organization that exhibits leadership in making its holdings … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Lending Books, News | Tagged | 5 Comments

How the Internet Archive is Digitizing LPs to Preserve Generations of Audio

Imagine if your favorite song or nostalgic recording from childhood was lost forever. This could be the fate of hundreds of thousands of audio files stored on vinyl, except that the Internet Archive is now expanding its digitization project to … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 7 Comments

Everyone Deserves to Learn

The nation’s K-12 school libraries are hurting. Although the student population is rising in many districts, the number of librarians and media specialists dropped by nearly 20 percent from 2000 to 2015. Budgets are being reduced and some schools are … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Lending Books, News | 4 Comments

Calculating the True Value of A Library that is Free

By Omar Rafik El-Sabrout We live in the era of Venmo and CashApp, when after a nice meal with friends, you no longer have to argue over who will pick up the bill. On the surface, this is an extremely … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, News | 17 Comments