Category Archives: Audio Archive

How to Digitize an LP

Help us preserve and distribute ephemeral culture! Here at Internet Archive, this is the method we currently use for converting music on a phonograph record to electronic files ready for upload to our site. You can skip reading this if … Continue reading

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Milestone: 50,000 free live music concert

We have hit a major milestone: 50,000 individual shows by 2924 bands are now freely downloadable and streamable from http://www.archive.org/details/etree What a success for the commons! (from Tyler’s post: http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=195573 ) Project starts in aug/sept 2002 … 10,000 shows March … Continue reading

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Experimental film, etc.

Lutz Mommartz (MOVING IMAGES) – Over 60 short works by this veteran German experimental filmmaker. Many of the films are without dialogue, but even those with non-subtitled German conversation can be appreciated for their poetic visuals and use of sound. … Continue reading

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Modern music

Other Minds Archive (AUDIO) – Radio programs from the San Francisco new music organization. Many of the episodes feature interviews with the composers. This list shows at a glance many of the composers you will find in the collection. It’s … Continue reading

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Justice League of Public Domain Victorian Characters?

Yeah, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. Alan Moore’s series, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen , affords the readers a Steampunk setting for these fanciful creations of Victorian imagination. The original series, illustrated bye Kevin O’Neill, premiered in 1999 … Continue reading

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MLK – A Hero's Journey

A hero is one who has given him(her)self up to the benefit of another. April 4 marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. Voicing ideas and challenging authority is a path lined with fatal dangers. In an extreme case … Continue reading

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Whistling through the Archive

One of our volunteer curators, Diana Hamilton, put together a playlist from the 78 RPM and Cylinder Archive collections featuring expert whistlers. You can download an m3u playlist, or visit the individual song pages below to download the audio files … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Stephen Upjohn, Librarian for Other Minds

The Other Minds Archive*, which is hosted by the Internet Archive, represents the organization’s efforts to digitally preserve and make freely available, hundreds of hours of interviews, lectures, poetry readings, and musical performances featuring avant-garde composers, musicians, artists, and authors. … Continue reading

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Story Time

Let’s all put our heads on our desks and listen to a story from The Story Lady. Afterwards, we’ll have apple juice and some graham crackers with peanut butter. My personal favorites are below, but there are plenty more to … Continue reading

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Creepy Crawlies

As part of my aversion therapy regimen, I thought it would be “fun” to put together an entire post about spiders. Thiodina sylvana : An academically oriented video of a jumping spider Spider trapping a large bug Spider Engineers : … Continue reading

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