Topic: Libraries Because history is a fight we’re having every day. We’re battling to make the truth first by living it, and then by recording and sharing it, and finally, crucially, by preserving it. Without an archive, there is no history. From The Internet Isn’t Forever
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareLast month, I wrote about the Internet Archive's Open Library project, which has been scanning donated print books, creating PDFs and EPUBs from the scans, and placing the scans and the digitized versions online for public borrowing--all without seeking permission from authors. Show More Summary
The Internet Archive celebrated its 20th anniversary with a variety of special events and collections, including the cleverly named Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex, an archive of US military bureaucratic slide-decks that are as cringey as they are hideous. (more…)
In the Internet Archive there are two Instagram accounts which purport to belong to Nicolas Cruz. In the first, there are photographs of his guns and knives. The second, under the name Nikolas Cruz Makarov, has more photographs of his guns, including one where he has a building in the crosshairs. Show More Summary
It's been less than a week since the death of EFF co-founder, cowboy poet, Grateful Dead lyricist and Mayor of the Internet John Perry Barlow died, and he's already sorely missed. But Barlow was an open access advocate before that was a thing, and the archive of his work at the Internet Archive is full of what Bruce Sterling calls "a lot of weird, flaky, broke-the-mold stuff."
The org will rely on Archive-It, a service from the non-profit Internet Archive.
Today the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) announced it launched a new archive, in partnership with the Internet Archive (IA), to help preserve sites which might targets for deletion by powerful third parties. The new archive, called “Threatened Outlets,” can be found on Archive-It, the preservation service created by the IA. Show More Summary
This year, the full 250 hours of interviews I conducted for the BBS Documentary are going online at the Internet Archive. There’s already a collection of them up, from when I first set out to do this. Called “The BBS Documentary Archive“, it’s currently 32 items from various interviews, including a few clip farms and […]
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareThe Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has issued an alert on copyright infringement by the Internet Archive. Other professional writers' groups taking notice include the UK's Society...Show More Summary
Nintendo's Miiverse is dead. However, that doesn't mean that all your message board posts have disappeared into the ether. Drastic Actions and the Archive Team have launched Archiverse, an unofficial but very thorough collection of Miiverse posts. Show More Summary
Nintendo's beloved, but sadly now defunct, Miiverse social media service has been archived and put online in searchable form by a group of enterprising internet archivists. Archive Team (a "loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers,...Show More Summary
While some parts of the Miiverse have forever been lost to the internet, a large portion of it is available for you to peruse. This is thanks to the efforts of one man who archived as much data as he could, and just today launched Archiverse. Show More Summary
A fund set up by an anonymous bitcoin millionaire known only as "Pine" has donated $1 million worth of bitcoin to San Francisco's Internet Archive, the archive announced this week.
A mysterious bitcoin tycoon called "PineappleFund" made a million-dollar donation to the digital library non-profit the Internet Archive. The donor, whose true identity is unknown, pledged in a Reddit post to give their $86 million fortune...Show More Summary
'Tis the season of giving and extensive web vault The Internet Archive is the latest recipient of cash from an anonymous bitcoin benefactor. A few weeks ago, we talked about the Pineapple Fund, a project established by an anonymous bitcoin millionaire who wanted to give away nearly $86 million of his or her bitcoin fortune. Show More Summary
The Internet Archive has received a $1 million donation from the Pineapple Fund, a philanthropic fund set up by an anonymous Bitcoin millionaire. The Bitcoin benefactor announced the Pineapple Fund earlier this month, committing the equivalent of $86 million in Bitcoin to a range of good causes. To date, the fund has announced around $18 […]
Editor’s Note: As the year comes to an end, we rounded up some of our favorite graphs and maps from archival articles The Conversation published in 2017. 1. Invisible inequality America may be getting richer, but who’s reaping the reward? The economic gap in the U.S. has widened over the past few...
We don't need to waste any time going over how fake the Uranium One story is. Joy Ann Reid debunked the whole thing this past October in the video above, which is in our archives and can be accessed by anyone with internet. (SupportShow More Summary
The German geometer Max Brückner was fascinated by polyhedra, and he wrote about them in depth in his 1900 work Polygons and Polyhedra: Theory and History. Over at the Internet Archive, they've scanned the book, and if you flip to the...Show More Summary
Ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement, we've been digging deep in the internet archives to find out all we can about the actress. The more we uncover, the more amazing she seems. The same goes for her beauty routine. Show More Summary