Category Archives: Announcements

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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GifCities: The GeoCities Animated GIF Search Engine

                                  Try the Internet Archive’s animated GIF search engine at GifCities.org!  You can now get your early-web GIF fix and have a fun way to browse … Continue reading

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Making the Web More Reliable — 20 Years and Counting

As a part of our 20th anniversary, here are some highlights about tools and projects, from the Internet Archive, helping to make the web a more reliable infrastructure for supporting our culture and commerce. Launched a new and improved Wayback Machine, … Continue reading

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Searching Through Everything

With over 20 million items in the Internet Archive’s many collections, having a good way to search through them to find exactly what you want is crucial. It is equally important to be able to filter the data in flexible … Continue reading

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How the Internet Archive is hacking the election

There are thirteen days until Election Day — not that we’re counting. In this most bizarre, unruly, terrifying, fascinating election year, the Internet Archive has been in the thick of it. We’re using technology to give journalists, researchers and the public … Continue reading

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The New Memory Palace

By Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky      “Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” – Alan Turing’s biopic, The Imitation Game, 2014 A lot of things … Continue reading

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Open Library New Features and Fixes

OpenLibrary team has added pages for 200,000 new modern works and rolled out a brigade of fixes and features. Prioritized by feedback from openlibrary patrons, Full-text search through all books hosted on the Internet Archive is back online and is … Continue reading

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Beta Wayback Machine – Now with Site Search!

For the last 15 years, users of the Wayback Machine have browsed past versions of websites by entering in URLs into the main search box and clicking on Browse History. With the generous support of The Laura and John Arnold … Continue reading

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SHOWCASE: the GIF Collider at Berkeley Art Museum

by Greg Niemeyer, Director, Berkeley Center for New Media Have you ever wondered what happened to all the GIF animations that sparkled in the dawn of the internet? According to artists Greg Niemeyer and Olya Dubatova, they have become part of … Continue reading

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Defining Web pages, Web sites and Web captures

The Internet Archive has been archiving the web for 20 years and has preserved billions of webpages from millions of websites. These webpages are often made up of, and link to, many images, videos, style sheets, scripts and other web objects. … Continue reading

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Authors Alliance and Internet Archive Team Up to Make Books Available

by Michael Wolfe, Executive Director, Authors Alliance To write a book takes time, effort, more often than not, love. Happily, books are built to last, and with the proper stewardship remain relevant, provide insight and information, or entertain for generations. … Continue reading

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Dewey Defeats Truman, Pence Defeats Kaine

  Physicist Niels Bohr may or may not have been thinking about The Chicago Daily Tribune’s famously erroneous 1948 “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline when he wrote, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” In a case of déjà vu … Continue reading

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Oct 26th Event: Celebrating 20 Years of Archiving the Web

          The Web dwells in a never-ending present. It is—elementally—ethereal, ephemeral, unstable, and unreliable.                                         –Jill Lepore, from “The … Continue reading

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Internet Archive data fuels journalists’ analyses of how TV news shows covered prez debate

The presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on September 26 drew an audience of 84 million, shattering records. It was also a first for the Internet Archive, which made data publicly available, for free, on how TV news shows covered … Continue reading

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Persistent URL Service, purl.org, Now Run by the Internet Archive

OCLC and the Internet Archive today announced the results of a year-long cooperation to ensure the future of purl.org. The organizations have worked together to build a new service hosted by the Internet Archive that will manage the persistent URLs and … Continue reading

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The Internet Archive Turns 20!

For 20 years, the Internet Archive has been capturing the Web– that amazing universe of images, audio, text and software that forms our shared digital culture.  Now it’s time to celebrate and we’re throwing a party! Please join us for our … Continue reading

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Saving the 78s

Written by B. George, the Director of ARChive of Contemporary Music in NYC, and Curator of Sound Collections at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. While audio CDs whiz by at about 500 revolutions per minute, the earliest flat disks … Continue reading

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No More 404s! Resurrect dead web pages with our new Firefox add-on.

Have you ever clicked on a web link only to get the dreaded “404 Document not found” (dead page) message? Have you wanted to see what that page looked like when it was alive? Well, now you’re in luck. Recently the Internet Archive … Continue reading

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Microphone Check: Thousands of Hip-Hop Mixtapes at the Archive

The Internet Archive has been growing an interesting sub-collection of music for the past few months: Hip-Hop Mixtapes. The resulting collection still has a way to go before it’s anywhere near what is out there (limited by bandwidth and a few other … Continue reading

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Wayback Machine captures Melania Trump’s deleted internet bio

Melania Trump’s personal website is now gone from the internet — but is preserved by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine — after a Huffington Post reporter and other news outlets began questioning elements of the would-be First Lady’s biography. Yesterday Christina Wilkie, … Continue reading

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