Category Archives: News

Partnership Promotes Jobs and Builds Free Global Library

As part of their Building Libraries Together initiative the Internet Archive is testing a new socially-responsible jobs model with Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) of Richmond, California. The Internet Archive has been digitizing books for nearly 10 years, but needed … Continue reading

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SEEKING: Visual Studies PostDoc for an Exciting New Opportunity at Internet Archive!

Today, the Internet Archive and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) announced a new position: Visual Data Curation Fellow Do you know a recent Ph.D in Visual Studies (film, photography, information sciences, fine art) who would like to … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: Fundraiser Benefitting Internet Archive — Friday, December 19, 2014

Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco is back for one final performance this year!   Now you can catch this perennially sold-out show and your ticket donation will benefit the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library which hosts the Prelinger Collection. Please give … Continue reading

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Inviting the Internet Over to Play

At our Annual Event last week, the Archive announced a variety of new projects and plans, including our new beta interface, our compact book scanner, and our progress in tracking political ads on television. The event (full video is here) … Continue reading

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Last week we announced a new beta version of the site.  The beta is the first step toward inviting people to participate in building libraries together. Why redesign the site? The Wayback Machine was launched in 2001, and the current … Continue reading

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New York Times: The Internet Archive, Trying to Encompass All Creation

Thanks to the New York Times for doing a great write-up of our annual celebration.  Check it out!  

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NYtimes Readers: Try our beta website

The NYtimes article on us has our beta website address incorrect as, but please visit instead.  

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Invitation to Aaron Swartz Day Nov. 8 in SF

Saturday, November 8, 2014 Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave San Francisco, CA 94119 The Internet Archive is hosting an Aaron Swartz Day Celebration on what would have been Aaron’s 28th birthday: November 8, 2014, from 6-10:30 pm. RSVP TO THIS … Continue reading

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Building Libraries Together: New Tools for a New Direction

(NYtimes on this announcement, video of talks) Let’s work together to save all human knowledge.  Today the Internet Archive is announcing a new beta site and new tools to encourage everyone to lend a hand. We were founded in 1996 … Continue reading

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Building Music Libraries

The Internet Archive is working with partners to preserve our musical heritage. The music collections started 8 years ago with the live music recordings and grew when we started hosting netlabels. Now through new efforts and partnerships we have … Continue reading

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Archive of Contemporary Music and the Internet Archive Team up to Create a Music Library

When the personal record collection of music producer Bob George hit 47,000 discs, he knew something had to be done.  “I wanted to give them away, but they were mostly punk, reggae and hip-hop,” he recalled, “and no established library … Continue reading

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Archive-It: Crawling the Web Together

A post by the Archive-It team Today Phase 1 of the 5.0 release of the Archive-It web application was released for use by the 326 partners using the Archive-It service. In 1996 when the Internet Archive was founded, we used … Continue reading

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Media, Money & Elections: 2014 Philly Political Media Ad Watch

Philadelphia-region Political Media Ad Watch is a pilot project that allows citizens and journalists to go online to search every political message in the Philly television market, compare all the ads from a single sponsor (sample: Tom Wolf for Governor) —positive and negative—and … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Internet Archive Annual Event

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Please Help Protect Net Neutrality

Please stand with the Internet Archive to Protect Net Neutrality by writing to your congressperson.    Today, many organizations are putting “Internet Loading” symbols on their sites to bring awareness to the stakes to those of us that would be … Continue reading

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Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

by Robert Miller, Global Director of Books, Internet Archive “Reading a book from the inside out!”. Well not quite, but a new way to read our eBooks has just been launched. Check out this great BBC article: Here is … Continue reading

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Zoia Horn, librarian and activist, dies

July 12, 2014 marked the passing of an extraordinary librarian, Zoia Horn. Ms. Horn was best known in library circles for spending three weeks in jail in 1972 for having refused to testify before a grand jury regarding information relating … Continue reading

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Free the Screenshots!

As the Archive moves more widely into the archiving of software, it quickly becomes apparent that there’s going to be an awful lot of programs online without much indication of what they are. With many thousands of programs or program … Continue reading

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Working to Stop Rewriting Copyright Laws via TPP Treaty

The Internet Archive joined Our Fair Deal along with EFF and Public Knowledge to stop the US from using the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty from changing our copyright laws.   The coalition sent two open letters to TPP negotiators today on critical … Continue reading

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Happy Hour at The Interval, Tuesday July 8 at 6pm

The Long Now Foundation works to encourage long term thinking in our increasingly “now” oriented culture (read more about them and their projects below). Long Now just opened a new cafe, bar and event space called The Interval at Fort Mason Center. … Continue reading

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