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Most 20th Century Books Unavailable to Internet Users – We Can Fix That

The books of the 20th century are largely not online.  They are mostly not available from even the biggest booksellers. And, libraries who have collected hard copies of these books have not been able to deliver them in a cost-efficient, … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Responds to UK Online Harms White Paper

The United Kingdom has proposed a broad new regulatory framework for dealing with harmful content online in its Online Harms White Paper. The Internet Archive is concerned that the new framework could have problematic unintended consequences for digital libraries. Below … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for DWeb Camp: Defining Our Terms

This is a guest post by Lawrence Wilkinson and Richard Whitt summarizing a conversation they led at the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit on the topic of the language and terminology we use to talk about the Decentralized Web. “What do … Continue reading

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Two Thin Strands of Glass

On Monday, June 24, at a spot about one kilometer from our Richmond, CA data center, one strand of our fiber optic link to the Internet failed. We weren’t trying to move fast and break things… Continue reading

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A Deep Dive into Openness

Laying a Shared Foundation for a Decentralized Web In this guest post, Richard Whitt builds on his prepared remarks from the “Defining Our Terms” conversations at the Decentralized Web Summit in 2018. The remarks have been modified to account for … Continue reading

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Identity in the Decentralized Web

By Jim Nelson In July of 2018, more than 1000 people gathered at the Decentralized Web Summit to share the latest decentralized protocols for the Web. Over three days, groups took deep dives into the “roadblock” issues we must surmount … Continue reading

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The Internet Archive’s 2019 Artists in Residency Exhibition

The Internet Archive’s 2019 Artist in Residency Exhibition New works by Caleb Duarte, Whitney Lynn, and Jeffrey Alan Scudder Exhibition: June 29 – August 17, 2019 Ever Gold [Projects]1275 Minnesota StreetSuite 105San Francisco, CA, 94107 Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5 pm … Continue reading

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Please Donate 78rpm Records to the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project

Good news: we have funding to preserve at least another 250,000 sides of 78rpm records, and we are looking for donations to digitize and physically preserve. We try to do a good job of digitizing and hosting the recordings and … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: Wellness Workshops at Dweb Camp

We’re excited to gather technologists, creatives and visionaries together for an amazing 4-day weekend, July 18-21, at the first DWeb Camp.  As we work to build a better internet in this beautiful natural location, it’s a chance to consider the … Continue reading

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Money and Utopia at the Internet Archive

Guest blog post by Author Finn Brunton The history of money is history itself. From the accounting and contracts of Sumerian cuneiform tablets (the earliest written language) to buried coin hoards, stamps and letters of credit, Incan khipu knot-counts, or … Continue reading

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