430 Billion Web Pages Saved….Help Us Do More!

141117-BrewsterDear Friends,

Today we launch our End-of-Year Campaign.  Once a year, I ask all of you to keep the Internet Archive going and growing stronger.   Please help us reach our goal of raising $1.5 million by the end of the year.  Your support will help pay for servers, bandwidth and our dedicated staff.

I founded the Internet Archive as a non-profit with a huge goal:  to give everyone access to all knowledge—the books, web pages, audio, television and software of our shared human culture. Forever.

Book Scanning with Table Top Scribe

Lan Zhu, a scanner at Internet Archive, at the Table Top Scribe. Zhu can scan a 300-page book in thirty minutes. Since 2005, the Internet Archive has digitized over 2.4 million books.

Together we are building the digital library of the future. A place where we can all go to learn and explore.

At the Internet Archive, we’ve preserved 430 billion web pages. People download 20 million books on our site each month. We get more visitors in a year than most libraries do in a lifetime. The key is to keep improving—and to keep it free. That’s where you can help us.

For the cost of buying a book, you can make a book permanently available for the next generation. Please consider donating $10, $25, $50 or whatever you can afford  to support the Internet Archive before the end of this year. It’s is a small amount to inform millions. Help us do more. I promise you, it’s money well spent.

Thank you,

Brewster Kahle
Founder, Digital Librarian
Internet Archive

Photos by David Rinehart/Internet Archive

14 thoughts on “430 Billion Web Pages Saved….Help Us Do More!

  1. brewster Post author

    Thank you, wendy for donating! And bitcoin has been useful to the archive as our employee’s have the option to take bitcoin as part of their pay.


  2. dirtysocks


    Thanks for all the good work. I think it would be a good idea to have a dogecoin address alongside bitcoin… Dogecoin was started as a joke and the creators never thought the meme would become so popular… And i think Dogecoin would really benefit you because all those shibes like myself, are more community driven and i’m sure if you started a thread on http://reddit.com/r/dogecoin , lots of shibes would support your work and donate some Doge…. Many thanks…Much respect…Good lick!!

  3. Ivan

    I donate too, never done anything before, except for a good cause.

    Thanks to you Mr. Brewster, (and your team) I could finalize my studies in to Humanities at the university…

    Definetly my favourite page ever. Long life to Archive, the Babel’s library!

  4. Mihai Pintilie

    I am often in position to tell my partners about how big the Internet is. And I like to use the expression “hundred billion pages”. Glad to see the confirmation. I’ll go for donation.

  5. B.Bitterburg

    As long as I can find National-Socialist literature on the Internet Archive I will certainly keep donating.

    I have a question: Will it ever be possible to Google the archived pages inside the Waybackmachine?

  6. tzigi

    Donated. Being a PhD student I actually can’t donate anything so I decided not to buy myself food for a day and donate this money to a site I couldn’t imagine living without.

  7. Greg Gordon

    I was glad to donate a small amount today to do my part to ensure this archive continues strong. We are very happy to be in partnership with Archive.org and share the vision that basic knowledge including religious should be free for everyone.

  8. Homer

    I’ll keep scanning and uploading. I have several books and films that I am about to upload. Wish me luck

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