Author Archives: Brewster Kahle

Would Like to Archive Government Web Services, not just Web Sites– Please help

Archiving .gov and .mil websites is going on now, with lots of help—but what if we could archive full government web services? This would mean keeping interactive sites that include databases and forms, available for future use even if the original … Continue reading

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Help Us Keep the Archive Free, Accessible, and Reader Private

The history of libraries is one of loss.  The Library of Alexandria is best known for its disappearance. Libraries like ours are susceptible to different fault lines: Earthquakes, Legal regimes, Institutional failure. So this year, we have set a new … Continue reading

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US Election Results

I am a bit shell shocked– I did not think the election would go the way it did.   I want to reassure everyone– we are safe– funding, mission, partners have no reason to change.   I find this reassuring, hopefully you … Continue reading

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Election Night at the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is informally open to our employees, their families and friends, and our community to watch the election results next Tuesday night. This is a spur-of-the-moment invitation and an experiment. If there are enough people interested, we will … Continue reading

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Decentralized Web Server: Possible Approach with Cost and Performance Estimates

At the first Decentralized Web Summit Tim Berners-Lee asked if a content-addressable peer-to-peer server system scales to the demands of the World Wide Web. This is meant to be a partial answer to a piece of the puzzle.  For background, … Continue reading

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Geez, Now Internet Insurance?

We seem to make some people mad. The Internet Archive, a non-profit library, hosts many things. Many, many things. Billions of old webpages, lots of concerts, nostalgia computer games, TV, books, old movies, contributed books, music, and video, and much … Continue reading

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Decentralized Web Summit: Towards Reliable, Private, and Fun

[See coverage by the NYtimes, Fortune, Boing Boing, other press] More than 300 web architects, activists, archivists and policy makers gathered at the Internet Archive for the  first Decentralized Web Summit, where I was honored to share a stage with internet pioneers, Vint Cerf, and … Continue reading

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Discover Books Donates Large Numbers of Books

Internet Archive is proud to partner with Discover Books, a major used book seller, to help let the stories in books live on.   Discover books is donating books that the Internet Archive does not yet own and would have gone … Continue reading

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Upcoming changes in epub generation

Epub is a format for ebooks that is used on book reader devices.   It is often mostly text, but can incorporate images. The Internet Archive offers these in two cases:  when a user uploads them, and when they are created … Continue reading

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Getting back to “View Source” on the Web: the Movable Web / Decentralized Web

The Web 1.0 moved so fast partly because you could “View Source” on a webpage you liked and then modify and re-use it to make your own webpages. This even worked with pages with JavaScript programs—you could see how it … Continue reading

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