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Books from 1923 to 1941 Now Liberated! | Internet Archive Blogs
"The Internet Archive is now leveraging a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold."
copyright  books  libraries  archiveorg  2017 
12 days ago by handcoding
Music Video Bin : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
via @textfiles: "There are a bunch of doubles and a bunch of cleanup tasks needed, but 10,000 music videos.”
(via: https://twitter.com/textfiles/status/901956419980861441)
textfiles  music  videos  musicvideos  2017  archiveorg 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
After Dark | Archive.org
"After launching the emulator (ensuring that sound is unmuted), allow the Mac OS to boot and then... do nothing. After one minute of inactivity, After Dark will kick in."
archiveorg  afterdark  screensavers  emulators  toasters  2017 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
The ARCHIVE.ORG Manual Library : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
I'm compiling a list of Archive.org collections I have stuff to contribute to. This has service manuals for ALL the things.
archiveorg  manuals  guides 
april 2017 by rubenerd
Archiving government science
Preserving valuable research ahead of the Trump transition
trump  politics  globalwarming  archiveorg  archive 
december 2016 by nelson
NYTimes: Preserving That Great Performance
Archival activities of digital works at NYC's New Museum.
art  archiving  archiveorg 
august 2013 by esinclai
archive.org and BitCoin
Brewster's going to pay employees partially in BitCoin
batshitinsane  bitcoin  archiveorg  brewsterkahle 
february 2013 by nelson
Internet Archive becomes archive of physical books, too
The Internet Archive, alarmed to see that many libraries discard books after they are digitized, has decided to start collecting copies of every book ever published, cataloging and storing them in modified shipping containers that serve as long-term archival storage. The stored print-books are to serve as canonical references for the digitized editions.

Based on this success and the increasing availability of physical materials, a production facility leveraging this design will be launched in June of 2011 in Richmond, California. The essence of the design from the book's point of view is to have several layers of protection, each able to be monitored and periodically inspected:

* Books are cataloged, and have acid free paper inserts with information about the book and its location,
* Boxes store approximately 40 books with labeling on the outside,
* Pallets hold 24 boxes each,
* Modified 40′ shipping containers are used as secure and individually controllable environments of 50 or 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 30% relative humidity,
* Buildings contain shipping containers and environmental systems,
* Non-profit organizations own and protect the property and its contents.

Why Preserve Books? The New Physical Archive of the Internet Archive
archiveorg  archiving  books  library  from google
june 2011 by donnadb

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