Category Archives: News

Free and Fast ‘Roof2Roof’ Internet Available in Richmond, CA

As a free service to Richmond residents, the Internet Archive has installed a 70 foot tower on its physical archive building in Richmond California to offer free and fast Internet to those with roofs that can see the tower.  Those … Continue reading

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Trovebox adds support for Archive.org storage

Photo storage and organization service Trovebox announced today that they added support for storing your photos at archive.org.  Or as they put it:     Check out their announcement.  We’re excited to host their patrons’ photos and keep them safe.

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Site down some of Tuesday and Wednesday for Power Upgrade

[Update:   Upgrade is done, we were offline twice, as we predicted (and are sorry about), but now we have twice the power. Thank you PG&E, Ralf Muehlen, and the Archive engineers.] This week, we are doubling the power coming into … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100 million tasks (uploading and modifying archive.org content)

Just over 8-1/2 years ago, I wrote a multi-process daemon in PHP that we refer to as “catalogd”.  It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no rest! It is in charge of uploading all content to our … Continue reading

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450,000 Early Journal Articles Now Available

Internet Archive announces today the addition of over 450,000 journal articles from the JSTOR Early Journal Content collection. Early Journal Content is a selection of pre-1923 materials from more than 350 journals and includes articles in the arts and humanities, … Continue reading

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Open Call for tumblr Collaborators

When it comes to collaborative culture, tumblr is where it’s at – and we’re ready to jump in. We’re not going to just redirect this blog, though, we’re opening up our tumblr URL to anyone interested in messing around with … Continue reading

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How the Internet Archive is having Great Time with Bitcoin

The Internet Archive jumped into bitcoin in 2011 after many people asked to donate bitcoins– a non-techy set up our wallet (good sign), and we got about $2,000 worth of donations that first year.  In 2012 we got about $6,000 … Continue reading

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Riding with the Bit Savers

Since 1997, a dedicated team of scanners and curators have been assembling a collection of historical computer and technology-related items. This collection, called BITSAVERS.ORG, contains tens of thousands of documents and software products dating back from the 1950s and into … Continue reading

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UCLA Brings Light to the Undiscovered Country of Television News

The UCLA Library recently launched a remarkable broadcast news  research and education platform, Broadcast NewsScape.   The service is accessible online to users on the UCLA campus.  Platform managers hope to expand access throughout the UC system later this year.  NewsScape … Continue reading

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Friday March 22nd Movie and Panel about Anonymous: We Are Legion

Please join filmmaker Brian Knappenberger, journalists Quinn Norton and Ryan Singel and lawyer Thomas Nolan for a showing of “We Are Legion: the Story of the Hacktivists.” (trailer) The documentary about the hacker/activist group ‘Anonymous.’ Recorded Video of the Panel Friday, … Continue reading

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Idea for a WordPress Plugin for Low-End Bitcoin Storefront

The Internet Archive would like to take donations and sell some swag for bitcoins via our wordpress blog.   There are a number of quality third-party plug-ins we could use, but we are dreaming of a simple system that has no … Continue reading

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News from the Archive 0007: Librivox, Back Forty, It’s a Gas!

No. 7, 15 February 2013 Thanks! We’re grateful to everyone who helped with our end of the year campaign to get four new Petaboxes; that’s four thousand terabytes of storage. We look forward to filling the fifteen hundred plus hard … Continue reading

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Browser distribution for those using Archive.org

Ok, this is a geeky post.  For web designers it is important to watch what is the distribution of user’s browser and browser/Operation system combinations.    Just for those that care, here is yesterday’s breakdown for us.     There are many other … Continue reading

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Presetting metadata with the new Beta Uploader

We have been testing out a new uploader, currently in beta. The new uploader allows our users to preset metadata for their items, which is useful if you are uploading many items. When using the new uploader, the metadata editor … Continue reading

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new archive.org uploader: html5, for big big files, and easier (but not for IE)

We have been working on a new HTML5 version of the uploader, and it is now available in beta if you’d like to try it out: http://archive.org/create/ (look for the Beta Uploader button). The new uploader is capable of uploading … Continue reading

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Bulk Downloading, Aaron Swartz, and Terms of Service

[Aaron Swartz worked for and with the Internet Archive for years.] Aaron was threatened with 35 years in prison for being accused of something my library actively encourages: bulk downloading of library collections.    Some are calling it “hacking”, which … Continue reading

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Memorial for Aaron Swartz in SF at Internet Archive Thurs 7pm

  Dear Friends,Please join us as we gather to remember Aaron Swartz on the evening of Thursday, January 24th. Reception at 7:00pm Memorial at 8:00pm at the Internet Archive 300 Funston Avenue San Francisco 94118 Speakers will include Danny O’Brien, … Continue reading

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My adventure in donating bitcoins to the Internet Archive

A Bitcoin Adventure in Four Parts —by Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian Part One: The Deposit I am proud to say I succeeded in donating BitCoins to the Internet Archive, but it took some doing.   For your entertainment, here is … Continue reading

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Funds for 1 petabyte raised, 3 to go! (please help)

One down, three to go! With help from a generous, anonymous donor who’s matching other donations three to one through the end of the year, we now have enough funding to buy a new Petabox! We now have only seventeen … Continue reading

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News from the Archive 0006: New Petabox, Decoding, and Balloons

No. 6, 14 December 2012 One down, three to go! With help from a generous, anonymous donor who’s matching other donations three to one through the end of the year, we now have enough funding to buy a new Petabox! … Continue reading

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