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 think of us as a good home for your library or collection or extras.
Fast Facts About a Recent IA Event:
- 20 volunteers (thank you!)
- 20 staff members
- 130,000 books, records, videos
- we cataloged 40,000 of them over the 2 days, and of those 20,000 were ones we did not have. 90,000 to go.
- we will preserve the originals for scanning and for the long term in our Physical Archive
- the duplicates will go to other worthy causes.
- and it was a blast.
Learn More and Take a Look at Cool Time Lapse Video
Inside the new Internet Archive Physical Archive in Richmond, CA.