Our job is providing ‘Universal Access to All Knowledge.’
Knowledge comes from many places.
Explore. Enjoy. Leave your mark.
Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
We invite you to join us for the Internet Archive’s biggest bash of the year: World Night Market, Wednesday, October 23, 5-10 PM. We’ll be closing the street and throwing a block party for our friends, neighbors and partners to celebrate our impact with partners around the world.
When you arrive from 5- 7 pm, we will give you your Passport to food trucks with our favorite foods from Singapore to Mexico City to Delhi; beer & wines from around the world; Lion Dancers and music, playful tattoos, plus hands-on demonstrations of the Internet Archive’s latest innovations and partnerships.
Stamp your Passport to Knowledge at these demo stations:
- Put on a VR headset and play in a virtual Archive or try out vintage games
- Find your earliest websites with the Wayback Machine’s latest tools
- Scan a book on our Tabletop Scribe
- Are you’re a vinyl lover? Come play with our latest tools to digitize & playback LPs
- Search millions of hours of talk and news radio
- Listen to tunes with our Music Player & get a guided tour of the new features
- Search 1.6 million programs in our TV News Archive
- Unlock the secrets of Balinese lontars—Palm Leaf manuscripts sometimes centuries old with the experts of PanLex
- Meet our friends from Better World Books, one of the largest used booksellers in the world
- Explore the history of the World Wide Web with Infomesh.org
- Join the Open Libraries movement to provide online digital access to millions of books for billions of people
- Learn how local librarians are preserving their community’s online history with Archive-It
- Try out the “Internet Archive in a Box”—our decentralized, portable, offline version perfect for remote locations
- Save a Book with OpenLibrary.org
- Watch a new documentary about the creator of KidPix
- And much more!
Then from 7-8 PM the Great Room program begins! In a world in which truth seems to be fracturing, what’s a library’s role? To weave the trusted knowledge held by libraries into the World Wide Web itself. We’ve invited our partners and builders to share their herculean efforts to make media more accessible and reliable than ever.
You won’t want to miss:
- Information Activist, Carl Malamud on freeing the information of India
- Open Access visionary, Lisa Petrides on building an diverse, inclusive, and equitable Universal K-12 School Library for all
- Internet Archive’s Alexis Rossi & Jason Buckner on making talk & news radio searchable, comparable and ultimately, accountable
- Brewster Kahle on our project with Wikimedia Foundation to take readers deeper and ensure the integrity of the world’s online encyclopedia
- Plus the Internet Archive Hero Award and a major announcement about our future direction
And after the program, be sure to stay for the dancing, DJs and dessert on our side patio.
Having knowledge you can trust has never been more important. So let’s celebrate— get your passport now to the World Night Market!