Category Archives: Announcements

Knight Prototype Fund winners use TV News Archive to fight misinformation

We are delighted to report that two of  20 winners recently announced Knight Prototype Fund’s $1 million challenge to combat misinformation will directly draw on the TV News Archive. One of these is the Bad Idea Factory’s “Glorious ContextuBot.” Let’s say you come across a … Continue reading

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TV news fact-checked: health care & more + this press briefing will not be televised

by Katie Dahl and Nancy Watzman This week the Senate released its version of health care, so to mark the occasion we offer a trio of recent health care fact checks from The Washington Post‘s Fact Checker. Other fact-checking highlights include: a claim … Continue reading

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Connect with Internet Archive at ALA 2017—Chicago

Come meet Internet Archive Founder, Brewster Kahle and Director of Partnerships, Wendy Hanamura at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago. Saturday, June 24 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Making your library a digital library by 2020 Where:  McCormick Place W194b Who:     Brewster Kahle, … Continue reading

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AMA about OpenLibraries–our proposal for MacArthur’s 100&Change

Live Chat on YouTube Live, Thursday, June 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. PT with Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian Wendy Hanamura, Director of Partnerships John Gonzalez, Director of Engineering What would it mean if you had easy online access to … Continue reading

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Help Us Defend Net Neutrality!

Please stand with the Internet Archive and over 50 allies in the effort to protect free speech by adding your name in support of net neutrality and writing to your Congressperson today. We have only 40 days left to stop a current … Continue reading

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Comcast’s Blocking and Un-Blocking of Archive.org – What We Know So Far

Comcast Internet users found themselves unable to access archive.org starting late Thursday afternoon due to Comcast blocking access to our site. The earliest time Comcast users reported problems was around 4:30 PM PST and access was restored around 6:15 AM … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Semantic Audio Restoration at a Massive Scale

I believe we can do a fabulous job of bringing the music from the 78rpm era back to vibrant life if we really understand wear and if we could model the instruments and voices. In other words, I believe we … Continue reading

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TV news fact-checked: climate change edition

by Katie Dahl & Nancy Watzman With President Donald Trump’s announcement on Thursday that the U.S. would pull out of the international Paris climate agreement dominating TV news screens, we devote this round up to the issue of climate change. Global … Continue reading

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MIT Press Classics Available Soon at Archive.org

For more than eighty years, MIT Press has been publishing acclaimed titles in science, technology, art and architecture.  Now, thanks to a new partnership between the Internet Archive and MIT Press, readers will be able to borrow these classics online for … Continue reading

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TV news fact-checked: Gianforte, Gingrich, Pelosi & more

By Nancy Watzman and Katie Dahl In this week’s round-up from the TV News Archive,  our fact-checking partners declare that Greg Gianforte, now Montana’s U.S. House representative-elect, was the aggressor in a conflict with a reporter; Newt Gingrich spread a conspiracy … Continue reading

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