May 24, 2022

Event: June 5th In Richmond, CA: The Internet Archive Will Have an Open-House and Launch Their "Physical Archive" Facility

At the end of January we shared a link to a story about the Internet Archive purchasing a 45,000-square-foot building and the large yard next door at 2512 and 2514 Florida Ave. in Richmond, CA.

If you’re in the SF Bay Area on Sunday, June 5th you might want to head to Richmond (about 30 miles north of the SF) and join the entire IA team (from 4-8pm) at the new location that will house the IA’s “physical archive.”

This IA Blog post has all of the details and a picture of the facility with the Internet Archive logo.

After 2 years of prototyping and testing a new design for sustainable long-term preservation of physical books records and movies, we are starting with over 300,000 books and gearing up for millions.

Who should come:

if you love books, records, or movies
if you are concerned about the future of open access and preservation
if you want to have something fun to talk about over the water cooler on Monday….

Then, invest an hour with us on a Sunday – Drinks, food, good people.

What you will see:

A high density, modular system for storing books, video and audio
A temp controlled environment for long-term preservation
Our new logistics facility that will catalog and coordinate large collections of books records and movies.

Who you will meet:

The Internet Archive Board, Founder, Management Team
Friends and supporters of the Internet Archive
Colleagues and leaders from the Library community

Direct to Complete Blog Post and RSVP Info

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.