Sunday, May 26, 2013

Internet Archive by Deepspeed media

Internet Archive by Deepspeed media

Are you aware that the Internet Archive has been saving major chunks of the Internet since 1996. You can plug in a website, and see how it progressed over a period of years. The archive is also known as the Wayback Machine (thanks to Rocky and Bullwinkle). Imagine that everything ever written or televised was stored for access by the general public. What a wonderful resource!

This 13 minute video explains what's happening with the archive today. Truly a fascinating subject. 

"Archive is a documentary focused on the future of long-term digital storage, the history of the Internet and attempts to preserve its contents on a massive scale.

Part one features Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and his colleagues Robert Miller, director of books, and Alexis Rossi, director of web collections. On a mission to create universal access to all knowledge, the Internet Archive's staff have built the world's largest online library, offering 10 petabytes of archived websites, books, movies, music, and television broadcasts.

The video includes a tour of the Internet Archive's headquarters in San Francisco, the book scanning center, and the book storage facilities in Richmond, California.

See the video:
Internet Archive by Deepspeed media

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