Category Archives: News

The first Netlabel Day – Join the event

The Internet Archive has a large (over 58,000 items) and growing collection of netlabels. Recently we received a message asking to help announce a new global event, Netlabels Day. Please support it if you are part of the netlabels world. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Robert Miller, for 2.5 million Books for Free Public Access

I am both sad and happy that Robert Miller has accepted another position so will be leaving the Internet Archive after 10 years of fantastic achievements. He joined to help create a mass movement of libraries bringing themselves digital by … Continue reading

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Help Free PACER–Cast your Vote for Free Court Records at the Internet Archive this Friday!

  Internet activist and founder of Public.Resource.org, Carl Malamud is launching a national campaign to free millions of court documents in PACER–Public Access to Court Electronic Records–the technologically backwards federal electronic system that charges Americans 10 cents per page to access court … Continue reading

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The Evolving Internet Archive

The new version of the archive.org site has been evolving over the past 6 months in response to the feedback we’ve received from thousands of our awesome users. If you haven’t been following along, you can review a little bit … Continue reading

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Will We Let Congress Vote to Fast-Track Secret Trade Deals?

Yesterday, legislation was introduced in the US Senate that would enable Congress to fast-track approval of secret trade agreements by Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Ron Wyden. The timing is important because the President is currently pushing for the approval … Continue reading

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Internet Archive and CADAL Partner to Digitize 500,000 Academic Texts

The Internet Archive and the Chinese Academic Digital Associative Library (CADAL), are pleased to announce that 500,000 English-language, academic books will be digitized through a partnership that leverages strengths from both organizations. This furthers an initiative begun in 2009, The … Continue reading

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Sharing Data for Better Discovery and Access

The Internet Archive and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) are pleased to announce a joint collaborative program to enhance sharing of collections from the Internet Archive in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Internet Archive will … Continue reading

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You are invited to a Party for GETDecentralized–Wednesday April 1 at the Internet Archive

    Help Us Lift the Fog on Decentralization! The GETDecentralized community wants to do something fundamental: “To transform bureaucratic hierarchies into technology-driven networks” (Fred Wilson). The Internet Archive and Jolocom invite you to GETDecentralized! An evening of conversation, celebration … Continue reading

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Political Ads Win Over News 45 to 1 in Philly TV News 2014

[press: Columbia Journalism Review, USA Today, BloombergPolitics, Washington Post] Study finds 842 minutes of political Ads compared to 18.7 minutes of political news stories in large sample of Philadelphia TV news programs archived by the Internet Archive in a joint … Continue reading

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Open Source Housing for Good

This is from a talk given by Brewster Kahle,  Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, at Commonwealth Club panel titled Open Source Housing for Good on March 9th.  [covered by KQED public radio] Our employees are being driven … Continue reading

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You are Invited to a Party: Victory for the Net

The event was a success, with resulting video and press.               Dear Friend of the Open Internet,   JOIN US! FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, wants to do something monumental: reclassify broadband access providers under Title … Continue reading

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Locking the Web Open, a Call for a Distributed Web

Presentation by Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive Digital Librarian at Ford Foundation NetGain gathering, — a call from 5 top foundations to think big about prospects for our digital future. Hi, I’m Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet Archive. For 25 … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Supports Critical Updates to Electronic Privacy Law in California

The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA), a newly introduced bill in California, would help bring state law up to date and require law enforcement to get a warrant before searching private online accounts or personal electronic devices. The Internet … Continue reading

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$4 Million Available for Digitization in 2015 Application Deadline is April 30th Let’s Apply Together!

Internet Archive wants to partner with you to bring your ‘Hidden Collections’ into the public domain and become part of a global digital library! The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon … Continue reading

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Knight Foundation to Support Toolsets for Building Libraries Together

Last September, the John S. and James L Knight Foundation issued this challenge:  “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Today we are proud to announce that the Internet Archive’s plan for “Building Libraries … Continue reading

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Community Wireless

The Internet Archive’s mission is universal access to knowledge.   For us, that access happens over the Internet. In many places, there are two or few providers of fast Internet access, which tends to lead to high prices, bad service and … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: The Cobweb–Can the Internet be archived?

Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, Jill Lepore, has crafted a remarkable history of Web archiving–and the role of our own Brewster Kahle and the Wayback Machine. My favorite passage: Where is the Internet’s memory, the history of … Continue reading

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University of California Libraries to partner with Archive-It

This week, the University of California California Digital Libraries and the UC Libraries announced a partnership with Internet Archive’s Archive-It Service. In the coming year, CDL’s Web Archiving Service (WAS) collections and all core infrastructure activities, i.e., crawling, indexing, search, … Continue reading

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Update to Terms of Use

Internet Archive’s terms of use were written in March of 2001, and they haven’t changed once – until today.  The terms were written before the Wayback Machine was launched (in October 2001) when we had 4 billion web pages with … Continue reading

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Burning Brewster’s Bitcoin

[Guest post, hope you enjoy. -brewster] Burning Brewster’s Bitcoin First Installment – Coinbase offers a service that is contrary to everything the company professes to hold dear Internet Archive Morgen E. Peck This fall, Brewster reached out to me with … Continue reading

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