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Want to read like a celebrity?

Apparently you’re not alone. I ran across a list of celeb’s favorite books and thought you might like to check out a few. (See what I did there? Librarian pun.) Happy reading! Anna KendrickAll Quiet on the Western Front by … Continue reading

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Making Out-of-Print Pre-1942 books available with “Last 20” provision

About a year and a half ago, the Internet Archive launched a collection of older books that were determined to qualify for the “Last 20” provision in Copyright Law, also known as Section 108(h) for the lawyers. As I understand … Continue reading

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The World As They Saw It

Guest blog post by professor Tom Gally As international travel becomes cheaper and easier, many of the tourists who now swamp Venice, Barcelona, San Francisco, and Hong Kong are visiting a foreign country for the first time. Surprised, fascinated, and … Continue reading

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QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK 2, 1923 INTERNET ARCHIVE EDITION

By Paul Soulellis We usually think about archives as places of abundance. Deep, rich sites that house a multitude of perspectives. This can certainly be true, but archives are also sites of erasure, allowing some voices or perspectives to be … Continue reading

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Helping us judge a book by its cover: software help request

The Internet Archive would appreciate some help from a volunteer programmer to create software that would help determine if a book cover is useful to our users as a thumbnail or if we should use the title page instead. For … Continue reading

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A Public Peek into 1923

Commercial radio broadcasting began in the 1920s, bringing entertainment, news and music into people’s homes. Now, instead of needing to play a 78rpm disc on your phonograph, you could just tune in to listen to popular songs. And in 1923 … Continue reading

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CRYPTO CHALLENGE: 3 Donors will match any Crypto Donation this week, 3-to-1!

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … Continue reading

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The Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: A Benefit for the Internet Archive — Monday, January 7

Internet Archive is excited to present the 13th annual event in Rick Prelinger’s series of LOST LANDSCAPES OF SAN FRANCISCO, which just filled the Castro Theater for two nights in December. Get Tickets Here Combining favorites from past years with … Continue reading

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Working to Keep Positive Copyright Provisions in Canada

We have said previously that Canada is doing a relatively good job of achieving the appropriate balance in its laws between user rights and the rights of authors and publishers. The Internet Archive joined the Internet Archive Canada today in … Continue reading

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Stories that Move Us

I have always been a storyteller. It’s how I make sense of the world and share what I value most. And it’s why I have come to love December. Because during this month, when we ask our community to support … Continue reading

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