Author Archives: jeff kaplan

Physical Archive Launch

Update:   We Launched! Everyone is welcome to the open-house and launch of the new Physical Archive of the Internet Archive in Richmond, California on Sunday June 5th from 4-8pm. After 2 years of prototyping and testing a new design … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco

On April 10, 2011 Internet Archive kicked off the Internet Archive Presents public events series with a hometown favorite, Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco. Culled from thousands of hours of home, commercial and institutional movies, Lost Landscapes presents … Continue reading

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The Real Mad Men

What do Susan Sarandon, Frosty the Sno-cone Machine, Chuck Norris, Florence Henderson and Elsie the Cow have in common? They are all in vintage television commercials in the new Adviews Collection at Over 8,500 very cool, funny, weird and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Harry Houdini

          On the date of his 137th birthday I thought I’d post a few interesting things I found in a quick search of the Archive for Harry Houdini: Listen to Houdini himself in rehearsal for one … Continue reading

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US District Court NY Decision Author’s Guild v. Google

We are in favor of building a digital library system that has many winners, but the Google book settlement seems like a bridge too far.  We are sorry that it had to go this way, but the monopolistic aspects of … Continue reading

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Maintenance for -Wednesday, March 2

The site will be “read only” for approximately 24-48 hours starting early tomorrow morning (PST), Wednesday, March 2. We also expect it to be slow and somewhat error prone during this time. All items are stored on at … Continue reading

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K12 Web Archiving Program

If you were a student which websites would you want to save for future generations? What would you want people to look at 50 or even 500 years from now? These questions are central to the K12 Web Archiving Program, … Continue reading

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In-Library eBook Lending Program Launched

Internet Archive and Library Partners Develop Joint Collection of 80,000+ eBooks To Extend Traditional In-Library Lending Model San Francisco, CA – Today, a group of libraries led by the Internet Archive announced a new, cooperative 80,000+ eBook lending collection of … Continue reading

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Jules Verne

A colleague here at Internet Archive suggested that I post on the birthday of the French author Jules Verne.  He wrote about space, air and underwater travel before practical means of those types of travel had been invented. He is … Continue reading

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All Icelandic literature to go online?

Þorsteinn Hallgrímsson, formerly of the National Library of Iceland, had a big idea:  digitize all Icelandic literature all the way to the current day and make it available to everyone interested in reading it. The Internet Archive was eager to … Continue reading

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