July 28, 2014

New: Occupy Wall Street Collection via Internet Archive

From the OWS Collection Web Page: A collection of media about Occupy Wall Street and related Occupy movements. Direct to OWS Collection (via IA) 175 items in the collection as of October 22, 2011 (1pm EDST). Hat Tip: @internetarchive UPDATE (10/25/11): Occupy Libraries! (via LibraryThingBlog) Comments and a impressive compilation of links from LibraryThing Founder, […]

Heads Up: Wayback Machine Scheduled Outage Friday through Sunday (Data Center Maintenance)

From the Internet Archive Blog: The Wayback Machine will be offline from Friday evening, October 7, through Sunday, October 9, 2011.  We expect the Wayback to be back in service by Monday morning (PST), October 10, 2011.

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 […]

Milestones: Internet Archive Reaches 3 Million Downloadable Texts (and They're All Free)

Congrats and kudos to Brewster and the entire IA team on reaching this impressive milestone. Brewster Kahle in an Internet Archive Blog Post Full of Facts and Stats: Hundreds of libraries reached the milestone of offering 3 million freely downloadable texts yesterday through the Internet Archive website.  Our 3 millionth text is a Galileo pamphlet […]

New From the Internet Archive: "Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive"

Direct to “Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive” From the IA Blog: We are proud to announce the launch of Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive, a library of news coverage of the events of 9/11/2001 and their aftermath as presented by U.S. and international broadcasters. A resource for scholars, journalists and the public, the […]

Internet Archive Canada Must Let 75% of Its Workforce Go

Some unfortunate news to begin the weekend. Let’s hope new funding for IA Canada will allow the program to cancel the need to let workers go or if the staff decrease does happen proper funding returns ASAP. From a Toronto Star Article: If they had a million dollars, they’d buy more time. But a vast […]

New Research Paper: "How Much of the Web is Archived?"

“How Much of the Web is Archived?” (3 pages; PDF) by Scott G. Ainsworth, Ahmed Alsum, Hany SalahEldeen, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson Presented at JCDL 2011 Earlier This Month From a Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group (Old Dominion University) Blog Post: There are many questions to ask about web archiving […]

The Internet Archive Enables Its Digital Video Library to Support HTML5

From a News Release: The Internet Archive, the leading non-profit repository of digital media assets, announced today that it has adopted Kaltura’s Video solution to enable its entire digital video library to seamlessly support both HTML5 and Flash in order to provide viewers an optimal online video experience across all browsers and on any portable […]

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 […]

Video: Brewster Kahle Gives a Tour of the Book Scanning Area at the Internet Archive

David Weinberger the co-director of the Harvard Library and Innovation Lab, is sharing some more interesting and informative video with all of us. This time, we see and hear from Brewster Kahle, the founder and person in charge at the Internet Archive, provides a nine minute tour of the book scanning area at IA HQ […]