Category Archives: News

Join us for “How Digital Memory is Shaping our Future” with Abby Smith Rumsey– April 26

What is the future of human memory? What will people know about us when we are gone? Abby Smith Rumsey, historian and author, has explored these important questions and more in her new book When We Are No More: How Digital … Continue reading

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Upcoming changes in epub generation

Epub is a format for ebooks that is used on book reader devices.   It is often mostly text, but can incorporate images. The Internet Archive offers these in two cases:  when a user uploads them, and when they are created … Continue reading

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New video shows rich resources available at Political TV Ad Archive

Since our launch on January 22, the Political TV Ad Archive has archived more than 1,080 ads with more than 155,000 airings. We’ve trained hundreds of journalists, students, and other interested members of the public with face-to-face trainings. But much … Continue reading

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Getting back to “View Source” on the Web: the Movable Web / Decentralized Web

The Web 1.0 moved so fast partly because you could “View Source” on a webpage you liked and then modify and re-use it to make your own webpages. This even worked with pages with JavaScript programs—you could see how it … Continue reading

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The Internet Archive, ALA, and SAA Brief Filed in TV News Fair Use Case

The Internet Archive, joined by the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Society of American Archivists filed an amicus brief in Fox v. TVEyes on March 23, 2016. In … Continue reading

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Three takeaways after logging 1,032 political ads in the primaries

The Political TV Ad Archive launched on January 22, 2016, with the goal of archiving airings of political ads across 20 local broadcast markets in nine key primary states and embedding fact checks and source checks of those ads by … Continue reading

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Save our Safe Harbor: Submission to Copyright Office on the DMCA Safe Harbor for User Contributions

The United States Copyright Office is seeking feedback on how the “notice and takedown” system created by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, also known as the “DMCA Safe Harbors,” is working. Congress decided that in this country, users of the … Continue reading

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Guess what we find in books? A look Inside our Midwest Regional Digitization Center– by Jeff Sharpe

The history of a book isn’t captured merely by the background of the author or its publishing date or its written content. Most books were purchased and read by someone; they are from a specific time and place. That too is part … Continue reading

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CASH BOX Music Magazine to Come Online

The Swem Library at the College of William & Mary in Virginia has received a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize its entire run of Cash Box, a music trade magazine published from 1942 to … Continue reading

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Distributed Preservation Made Simple

Library partners of the Internet Archive now have at their fingertips an easy way – from a Unix-like command line in a terminal window – to download digital collections for local preservation and access. This post will show how to … Continue reading

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Fair Use & Access to All Human Knowledge

This is Fair Use Week, an annual recognition of the most important user right in U.S. copyright law. Today we celebrate fair use and fair dealing along with a host of other participating groups and organizations. The fundamental goal of … Continue reading

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Internet Archive’s Youngest Volunteer– by b. George

At two-and-a-half months, Zinnia Dupler takes the cake as the youngest volunteer to give us a hand here at the Internet Archive. Strapped to her mom, Lindsey, the duo is hard at work out here in our Richmond warehouse, as we sort … Continue reading

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How Will We Explore Books in the 21st Century?

I love working with the Internet Archive’s collections, especially the growing book collection. As an engineer and sometimes scholar, I know there’s a lot of human knowledge inside books that’s difficult to discover. What new things could we do to … Continue reading

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(Educational) Film of the Week: A Shooting Gallery Called America (NBC, 1975)

Because of their role as pedagogical tools directed at students and the general public, educational films have often been the subject of controversy, especially when they tackle fraught social issues from a particular point of view. While it might seem … Continue reading

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Political TV Ad Archive launches today

New, free website archives political TV ads in 2016 primaries married with fact-checking and reporting from award-winning journalism partners After sifting through more than 100,000 hours of broadcast television coverage and counting, the Internet Archive today launches its new, free … Continue reading

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Netlabel Day opens applications for independent labels

M.I.S.T. Records organizes the new version of this musical event, which in its first edition united 80 labels from all around the world, releasing more than 120 albums for free in digital format. We’re excited to announce that our 2016 … Continue reading

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Use the Archive’s resources to help make Wikipedia a better resource

This week is Wikipedia’s 15th birthday and the Wikipedia Library has created the #1lib1ref campaign this week to encourage information professionals and others to add one citation to Wikipedia’s many [citation needed] tags in their articles. If every librarian in … Continue reading

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Memories of David Bowie by B. George

I learned of David Bowie’s death while watching an old film, The False Madonna (1931). In it a very beautiful young man dies. He is blind, wealthy, kind. Maybe it’s only a coincidence that makes for a good story, but … Continue reading

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EXHIBITION OPENING- From Clay to the Cloud: The Internet Archive and Our Digital Legacy– January 23

On View at the Laband Art Gallery Loyola Marymount University January 23 – March 20, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 2-5pm Talks by Brewster Kahle, Founder of Internet Archive and Artist Nuala Creed Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Art Gallery and the … Continue reading

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