Growing Up Asian – Hall and Chan Family Photos

Please come join us as the Internet Archive partners with the Skyline College Art Gallery for the viewing of “Portraits of Growing Up Asian,” a photo exhibition that tells a visual story of a Chinese American family’s journey from China to San Francisco’s Chinatown. The Hall family’s arrival from China in the 1850’s resulted in … Read more

The Book Collector’s Legacy: Preserving the Personal Library of Rabbi Simon Noveck

Simon and Doris Noveck. Image credit: Reiner Leist, American PortraitsPrestel Publishing, 1999 Her father, Simon Noveck, was a voracious reader. A rabbi with a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University, Simon collected books about Jewish philosophy, history, and sociology. Her mother, Doris, was interested in books about the arts and cooking. Together, they traveled around … Read more

Essential Music Concerts From Home: Curated for the Internet Archive by Rob Evanoff

Amid the trials of the early pandemic, the Internet Archive’s transition to remote work in March 2020 brought the challenge of maintaining engagement for our all-staff virtual meetings. In April 2020, we devised a creative solution: biweekly performances by musicians preceding our Monday and Friday meetings. Dubbed “Essential Music Concerts from Home,” this initiative mirrored … Read more

Aruba Becomes First Country to Endorse Statement Protecting Digital Rights of Memory Institutions

From left: Aruba’s National Librarian, Astrid Britten (Director, Biblioteca Nacional Aruba), signs the statement protecting memory organizations online as Raymond Hernandez (Director, Archivo Nacional Aruba) and Brewster Kahle (Founder, Internet Archive) look on. This was a week of firsts in Aruba. The small island nation in the southern Caribbean launched its new heritage portal, the Aruba Collection (Coleccion … Read more

Aruba Launches Digital Heritage Portal, Preserving Its History and Culture for Global Access

Many know Aruba as a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches. The small island nation just north of Venezuela is also home to 110,000 inhabitants with a rich history—that many are working to preserve. Aruba’s memory institutions have been digitizing materials for years. Initially, residents and international scholars could only view the items at the … Read more

Addressing Underrepresentation in Rural New England Community Archives: Documenting the History of Black Lives in Rural New England

A family in Hatfield, ca. 1889. L.H. Kingsley, photographer. Guest post by Dylan Gaffney, Information Services Associate for Local History & Special Collections, Forbes Library. This post is part of a series written by members of the Community Webs program. Community Webs advances the capacity for community-focused memory organizations to build web and digital archives documenting local … Read more

A Visit From (And Conversation With) Jordan Mechner

Over the years, the area around the “Prince of Persia” station has added additional decorations, including a print drawn by the creator of Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner. Entitled A Faithful Friend, the print depicts a moment in the Prince of Persia Game where a small mouse visits the captive princess. Worlds collided recently when Jordan Mechner, … Read more

DWeb Camp 2024 and Fellowship FAQs 

Thank you to all who joined us in our Information Sessions and took the time to share your questions with us over the past month. We received a great number of inquiries and have tried our best to answer them in this blog post.  If you find that your questions are not covered or if … Read more