January 23, 2022

Happy Birthday! Internet Archive, Repository Of Modern Culture, Turns 20

From The San Francisco Chronicle:

It’s more than an archive of Internet sites. The organization, founded by computer scientist and entrepreneur Brewster Kahle, now has a virtual storehouse ranging from digitally converted books and historic film to funny memes and audio recordings of Grateful Dead concerts.


The Internet Archive has survived through community donations and by working with about 1,000 libraries around the world that pay the group to help digitize books and other material. But the site itself remains free.

“It is an organization that gives things away,” Kahle said. “Who does that? The interesting thing is that ‘free’ works so well on the Web.”

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See Also: Profile: Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive (October 13, 2012)

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.