Join Us for Our Annual Celebration – Thursday, October 12!

We are just one week away from our annual celebration on Thursday, October 12! Party in the streets with us in person or celebrate with us online—however you choose to join in the festivities, be sure to grab your ticket now! What’s in Store? Empowering Research: We’ll explore how research libraries like the Internet Archive are considering artificial intelligence in a live … Read more

What Happened at the Virtual Library Leaders Forum?

The Internet Archive team, its partners, and enthusiasts recently shared updates on how the organization is empowering research, ensuring preservation of vital materials, and extending access to knowledge to a growing number of grateful users. The 2023 Library Leaders Forum, held virtually Oct. 4, featured snapshots of the many activities the organization is supporting on a … Read more

From Fake News to Open Data: Studying the Histories of Digital Media Using the Wayback Machine

As scholars of digital media studies, Liliana Bounegru and Jonathan Gray say the Internet Archive preserves artifacts that are integral to their work. The two academics work at King’s College London in the Department of Digital Humanities—Bounegru is a lecturer in digital media and Gray is a senior lecturer in critical infrastructure studies. They are both interested in studying how … Read more

Doors Open to Richmond Facility for Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Donation, Digitization and Preservation Process

The Physical Archive in Richmond, California, was buzzing with activity the evening of October 11 as people gathered for a peek at how donations of books, film, and media of all kinds are preserved. Some guests were long-time fans and others had recently donated or were considering giving their treasured items. Many shared a curiosity … Read more

Internet Archive Celebrates Research and Research Libraries at Annual Gathering

At this year’s annual celebration in San Francisco, the Internet Archive team showcased its innovative projects and rallied supporters around its mission of “Universal Access to All Knowledge.” “People need libraries more than ever,” said Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, at the October 12 event. “We have a set of forces that are making libraries … Read more

Celebrating 1 Petabyte on the Filecoin Network!

The Internet Archive is pleased to announce, through support from the Filecoin Foundation (FF) and Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW), that one petabyte of material has now been uploaded to the Filecoin network. Among the collections uploaded are the “End of Term Crawl” collections. These collections are composed of U.S. government websites which are crawled at the end … Read more

Grad Student Finds Nostalgic ‘Treasure Trove of Goodies’ Through the Internet Archive

As Elena Rowan researches the ways that activist archivers gather and make sense of data, she often relies on the Internet Archive. She is a graduate student in sociology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, with an interest in the debate around copyright and e-books in public libraries.  “I look at why archives and libraries are important … Read more

Join Our Monthly Giving Circle and Support the Internet Archive!

Monthly donors sustain our work and ensure that the Internet Archive will always be free for all. Our supporters have joined us arm-in-arm for decades against corporate interests, censorship, and digital erasure. Your commitment to preserving information and cultural heritage fuels our mission to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. We want to celebrate you … Read more

The Backrooms of the Internet Archive

Like many bits of Internet Culture, this simple image of an empty series of rooms represents a deep-repressed or recently-remembered memory of a common Internet Legend, or it’s just a shot of nothing. If the answer is that it’s a shot of nothing, let’s get you up to speed. This image floated around message boards … Read more