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Welcoming the "Share" Button

This week, archive.org released a beta version of our new upload tool, created to ease sharing of your material on Internet Archive. We’ll be moving away from FTP uploads in favor of HTTP uploading which allows you to upload right on the web. When you click on the “Upload” button, you’ll be prompted to use the HTTP method, if you choose.

To use the new beta uploader:

  • First click the “Upload” button near the upper right-hand corner of the site or click here.
  • Now you can see the Share button.
  • Click the Share button to browse for the media you want to upload. You can select more than one file, or you can click the Share button again to select additional files.
  • Archive.org will automatically detect which media collection (movies, audio, texts, or other) your item belongs to, according to the type of the first uploaded file.
  • You will have the option to click the link to change the file type if needed.
  • As the file(s) upload, enter the information about your file in the given fields.
  • When everything is complete, click the “Share my File(s)” button at the bottom of the page to create your item page on Archive.org.
  • For instructions on how to upload to the Live Music Archive, click here.

    We encourage you to give it a shot and offer any feedback you have on the new system. Here is a conversation that is currently taking place about the switch.

    Additionally, we have a new edit tool for your items on the Archive. You can use this tool to change an item’s title, description, file formats and titles, running time, language, etc. You can also use it to remove, add, or rename files within an item.

    To edit your item:

  • Make sure you are logged into the account you used to upload your item.
  • Go to your item’s details page.
  • Click on the “Edit Item” link at the top of the page to the left of the upload button.
  • Make your changes and wait 20-30 minutes for them to appear on the page.
  • Note: If you would like us to make derivative files, click on “Item Manager” after you click on “Edit Item” and click the “Derive” button. This will make smaller, more compressed versions of your upload.

    As always, we greatly appreciate all of your generous contributions to the Archive, and we hope this new process will make this open sharing even easier.

    –Cara Binder

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