Category Archives: Technical

Project funded to add features to a Million books

The Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval at UMass Amherst, the Perseus Digital Library Project at Tufts, and the Internet Archive are investigating large-scale information extraction and retrieval technologies for digitized book collections. The NSF has awarded a grant of $2.7 … Continue reading

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Book Reader supports Zooming

Internet Archive’s web-based book reader now supports zooming and panning around books with their pages open. This is helpful for foldout maps. The books can be embedded into any webpage, and the software is all opensource so others can integrate … Continue reading

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archive.org supports the new [video] HTML tag!

We now support the new HTML tag when viewing movies from our site. You’ll need Firefox v3.5+ (full or beta release) or Safari v4+ for us to show you a “try the new tag” section under the “click to play” video … Continue reading

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movie thumbnails can jump to scene in video

We are now rolling out a “beta” feature where users can click on the thumbnails for a given video (to see the still frames) and now click on a thumbnail to jump right into that scene of the video! -Tracey … Continue reading

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videos can seek now

Our flash-based player will now allow for folks to click anywhere on the timeline to have it quickly seek the film to the indicated position (previously users would have to wait for the video to download/pre-buffer up to that point … Continue reading

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Archive supports subtitles now!

Our flash-based player supports “SubRip” files (files with “.srt” extension). About a month ago, we updated our video pages to automatically support subtitles. One simply needs to upload a file with a “.srt” extension (in the SubRip format) along with … Continue reading

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Welcoming the "Share" Button

This week, archive.org released a beta version of our new upload tool, created to ease sharing of your material on Internet Archive. We’ll be moving away from FTP uploads in favor of HTTP uploading which allows you to upload right … Continue reading

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New Archive Datacenter with Sun

Today the Internet Archive and Sun Microsystems are launching a new datacenter that stores the whole web archive and serves the Wayback Machine. And, it is a modular datacenter that sits outside in a shipping container. This 3Petabyte (3 million … Continue reading

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Free Ultra High-Speed Internet to Public Housing

For Immediate Release March 27, 2008 Internet Archive Brings Free Ultra High-Speed Internet to Public Housing San Francisco : The Internet Archive, a San Francisco-based organization dedicated to preserving a record of the Internet and to increasing access to the … Continue reading

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Zotero and Internet Archive join forces

Zotero, scholar’s toolset including a browser plug-in, and the Internet Archive have joined forces. Thank you to the Mellon Foundation. http://www.dancohen.org/2007/12/12/zotero-and-the-internet-archive-join-forces

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