Category Archives: Technical

Using Kakadu JPEG2000 Compression to Meet FADGI Standards

The Internet Archive is grateful to the folks at Kakadu Software for contributing to Universal Access to Knowledge by providing the world’s leading implementation of the JPEG2000 standard, used in the Archive’s image processing systems. Here at the Archive, we … Continue reading

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The Hidden Shifting Lens of Browsers

Some time ago, I wrote about the interesting situation we had with emulation and Version 51 of the Chrome browser – that is, our emulations stopped working in a very strange way and many people came to the Archive’s inboxes … Continue reading

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Those Hilarious Times When Emulations Stop Working

Jason Scott, Software Curator and Your Emulation Buddy, writing in. With tens of thousands of items in the archive.org stacks that are in some way running in-browser emulations, we’ve got a pretty strong library of computing history afoot, with many more joining … Continue reading

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Distributed Preservation Made Simple

Library partners of the Internet Archive now have at their fingertips an easy way – from a Unix-like command line in a terminal window – to download digital collections for local preservation and access. This post will show how to … Continue reading

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archive.org download counts of collections of items updates and fixes

Every month, we look over the total download counts for all public items at archive.org.  We sum item counts into their collections.  At year end 2014, we found various source reliability issues, as well as overcounting for “top collections” and … Continue reading

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Using Docker to Encapsulate Complicated Program is Successful

The Internet Archive has been using docker in a useful way that is a bit out of the mainstream: to package a command-line binary and its dependencies so we can deploy it on a cluster and use it in the same … Continue reading

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Job Posting: Web Application/Software Developer for Archive-It

The Internet Archive is looking for a smart, collaborative and resourceful engineer to lead and do the development of the next generation of the Archive-It service, a web based application used by libraries and archives around the world. The Internet … Continue reading

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How to use the Virtual Machine for Researchers

Some researchers that are working with the Internet Archive, such as those at University of Massachusetts, have wanted closer access to some of our collections. We are learning how to support this type of “on-campus” use of the collections. This … Continue reading

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Site down some of Tuesday and Wednesday for Power Upgrade

[Update:   Upgrade is done, we were offline twice, as we predicted (and are sorry about), but now we have twice the power. Thank you PG&E, Ralf Muehlen, and the Archive engineers.] This week, we are doubling the power coming into … Continue reading

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