Report: “Canada’s Internet Archive Opens Vancouver Headquarters, Meeting Space for the Tech World”
From the Vancouver Sun:
A daunting task, but an organization he founded in 1996 is chipping away. As of this week, the Internet Archive contains 625 billion webpages, 38 million books and texts, 14 million audio recordings, including 240,000 live concerts, seven million videos, including two million TV news programs, four million images, and 790,000 software programs.
And now the Internet Archive Canada has a new headquarters, at 330 West Pender in Vancouver.
Kahle is in town this week for the opening of the office, which is located in a beautifully restored 1907 building.
Kahle notes the building is only a couple of blocks from the Vancouver Public Library. Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus is also nearby.Libraries and universities are key to the Internet Archive, which often partners with them to provide digital access to the masses. “The Internet Archive Canada works with 275 contributing library partners in Canada,” he said. “Throughout all of Canada, every corner.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.