January 21, 2022

Roundup: A Busy Week at the Internet Archive (New and Updated Research Tools and Policies)

It has been a busy week at the Internet Archive with a bunch of announcements to introduce new research tools and policies. Congrats to the entire IA team on providing many essential Internet resources.

A Roundup of What’s New

1. A Redesigned Wayback Machine Homepage

2. New Resource: Internet Archive Launches “NSA-Issues TV News Clip Library”

3. New Resource: Instant WayBack URL  (via Coyle’s InFormation)
Instantly and permanently save any webpage you choose (that does not have a robots.txt)  using The Wayback Machine. This new service is similar to the new Perma.cc service as well as Webcitation.org.

4. New Resource: Historical Software Archive lets you use vintage software in your browse (via IDG News Service) and Internet Archive brings bygone games and programs to the browser (via Engadget)

5. New Policy: Internet Archive Announces Plan to Automatically Encrypt Users’ Communications

6. New Resource: Free “404: File Not Found” Handler for Webmasters to Improve User Experience

Finally, the founder and man in charge of the Internet Archive celebrated his birthday earlier this week. Happy (belated) Birthday to Brewster Kahle! Learn more in this article from a newspaper in Scarsdale, NY (where he was raised).

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.