Category Archives: News

Moving Image Archive: New Tools and Digitization work with Educational Films Collection

As part of the effort to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge, The Internet Archive has been actively involved in digitizing and curating the world’s audiovisual heritage. Our collections range from films produced or distributed by the US Government , … Continue reading

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Home Movie Day at the Internet Archive – December 12, 2015

The Internet Archive will be hosting the Bay Area’s official Home Movie Day celebration this year at 300 Funston on Saturday December 12. Film submission is already open! See poster below for details.

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Zoom in to 9.3 Million Internet Archive Books and Images– through IIIF

  Imagine you could zoom seamlessly into to this rare Klimt painting  to inspect the finest brush strokes?  Or arrange the pages of a medieval manuscript on a virtual desktop to analyze and annotate them?  Now you can right here.   … Continue reading

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Special Book Collections Come Online with the Table Top Scribe

Special book collections, special challenges. In the ongoing effort to bring books, manuscripts, and other text-based works into the digital age, the question of how to digitize rare and irreplaceable books has been one of the most vexing. For many … Continue reading

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Grant to Develop the Next Generation Wayback Machine

“There are others (archives of the Web), but the Wayback Machine is so much bigger than all of them that it’s very nearly true that if it’s not in the Wayback Machine it doesn’t exist.”

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Preserving One Couple’s Hidden Library

In the 1940s, a husband and wife began building a library in their corner home just south of Salt Lake City, Utah. They dreamed of creating a collection used for higher education, and eventually it grew to more than 25,000 books.  The couple spent … Continue reading

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Join Us for our Biggest Celebration of the Year!

You are invited to: Building Libraries Together      Celebrating the Passionate People Building the Internet Archive   Wednesday, October 21 at the Internet Archive 300 Funston Avenue, San Francisco 6 p.m. Reception & Hands-on Demo Stations 7 p.m. Program … Continue reading

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Get your Dem debate visualizations here

Hot off the internet presses, here is media analyst’s Kalev Leetaru’s visualization tool, fueled by Internet Archive data, which enables users to trace particular phrases used in broadcast news coverage in the first 24 hours after would-be presidential nominees appeared in the … Continue reading

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As Democratic candidates debate, Internet Archive will be gathering data

When Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders take the podium tonight along with other contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, their debate will be televised. The Television Archive will be tracking the news coverage surrounding the debate, viewable and … Continue reading

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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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Dynamic New Team Leads the Internet Archive’s Web Group

The Internet Archive is proud to present a dynamic new leadership team at the helm of our growing Web Services group.  Whether you are among the 400 partners capturing the Web through an Archive-it subscription, a national library preserving your … 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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Library Leaders Forum 2015 — Exploring the Future of Digital Libraries

From October 21-23, the Internet Archive will convene our annual Library Leaders Forum 2015 in San Francisco. We’re bringing together an intimate group of  leaders from the library world to explore how together, we can build the digital libraries of the future.  It’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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Tracking Politics on Television: Campaign Advertising and the State of the Union Going Viral

Today the GDELT Project and the Internet Archive debut two exciting new interactive visualizations of the TV News Archive, one tracing the flow of money through campaign advertising in Philadelphia in the 2014 election cycle, and the other introducing a … 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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NEW at the Archive Store! MS-DOS “Game Not Over!” T-Shirt

Designed by Jason Scott, the new “Game Not Over!” T-shirt is a celebration of the over 2,000 MS-DOS games that are once again available to play on archive.org. The shirt is currently available in a number of sizes at the … 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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The first Netlabel Day – Join the event

The Internet Archive has a large (over 58,000 items) and growing collection of netlabels. Recently we received a message asking to help announce a new global event, Netlabels Day. Please support it if you are part of the netlabels world. … Continue reading

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