October 30, 2014

Well Deserved Praise for Brewster Kahle

The following comments (and more) appear in a Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia) column by Dave Obee. Brewster and his wife were visiting Vancouver Island earlier this week. We 100% agree with what Obee has to say. From a Times Colonist Column: Brewster Kahle is the type of person we all should admire – he’s […]

Look Who's Featured in the Latest Issue of People Magazine: It's Brewster Kahle!

Congrats to Brewster and the entire Internet Archive team. The article (with a picture of B.K.) focuses on the IA’s “physical archive” project that was also the subject of a recent NY Times article.  Here’s a screen cap of the page via The Internet Archive blog. More Brewster? No problem.  You can listen to an […]

Audio: Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle Interviewed on Canada's CBC Radio

Internet archivist Brewster Kahle chatted with host Jim Brown during CBC’s “Q” program on Tuesday morning. You can listen to the  . It begins at 1:51 in the program and runs about 14 minutes. Some of What’s Discussed: The “doability” of creating the IA Physical Archive Why preserving print books is important (interesting comments about […]

The Internet Archive's "Physical Archive" Profiled in New York Times

From the NY Times Article, “In a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of Books”: Forty-foot shipping containers stacked two by two are stuffed with the most enduring, as well as some of the most forgettable, books of the era. Every week, 20,000 new volumes arrive, many of them donations from libraries and […]

Seminar Summary: Brewster Kahle, “Universal Access to All Knowledge”

The Internet Archive has posted a text summary of Brewster Kahle’s Long Now Foundation seminar titled, “Universal Access to All Knowledge” that was presented on November 30, 2011 at the Cowell Theatre in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. The summary was written by Stewart Brand, cofounder of the Long Now Foundation and many […]

Internet Archive Thanks Friends of SF Public Library For Donating 130,000 Books

From a Blog Post By Brewster Kahle: 130,000 books, records, and videos were donated and then cataloged, de-duplicated, and readied for scanning and long term preservation in 2 days.   Thank you to the Friends of SFPL for our largest public donation ever.   With this, we believe we are ready to handle any size donation.   Please […]

Brewster Kahle and the New Internet Archive Physical Archive Profiled in AP Article

Congrats Brewster! This article was picked up by hundreds of newspapers around the globe. From the Associated Press: Tucked away in a small warehouse on a dead-end street, an Internet pioneer is building a bunker to protect an endangered species: the printed word. Brewster Kahle, 50, founded the nonprofit Internet Archive in 1996 to save […]

ALA Conference Report: "Ebooks: New Strategy Required, Now"

Heather McCormack from Library Journal reports and comments on the “The Future Is Now!: Ebooks and Their Increasing Impact on Library Services,” session that took place at ALA 2011 on Saturday. Direct to Heather’s Blog Post Four panelists spoke in succession: Bob Bocher, Library Technology Consultant with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Division for […]

Brewster Kahle Asks "Why Preserve Books? The New Physical Archive of the Internet Archive"

The new Physical Archive of the Internet Archive officially launched over the weekend and IA Founder, Brewster Kahle, as written a fact filled overview about why there is a need to build a physical archive and then info about the new facility that’s located in Richmond, CA. Kahle Writes on the Internet Archive Blog: A […]