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In 2021, the Internet Archive turned 25 years old. To celebrate this milestone, the organization launched an anniversary campaign: From Wayback to Way Forward: The Internet's Library for 25 Years.  The campaign features videos, social media posts, and an extensive timeline of key moments in the history of access to knowledge.



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Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
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In October of 1996, engineers at the the San Francisco-based Internet Archive launched their first web crawlers, taking snapshots of web pages. At the time, the World Wide Web was only 2.5 terabytes in size. In 1996, it was still impossible to predict how large the World Wide Web might become. Even in those early days of the Web, broken links (404 errors) were a growing problem, and it was clear that most Web pages were short-lived. Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat invented a system for...
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Topics: wayback machine, Internet Archive, web archiving, Brewster Kahle, Bruce Gilliat
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
by Wendy Hanamura
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In 1996, a young computer scientist named Brewster Kahle set out to build a “Library of Everything” for the digital age. A library containing all the published works of humankind, free to the public, and structured as a nonprofit to last the ages. He named this digital library the Internet Archive.  Its mission: to provide everyone with “Universal Access to All Knowledge.” Using archival footage shot on October 29, 1996 by Marc Weber and Kevin Hughes for the Web History Project, this...
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Topics: Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive, Wayback Machine, crawl, web archiving, digital library
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
by Vint Cerf
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Vint Cerf, VP at Google and one of the creators of the Internet, shares a  message for the Internet Archive, upon its 25th anniversary.
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Topics: Google, Arpanet, Internet
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
by Wendy Hanamura
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With your support, we've made great strides over the last 25 years towards universal access to knowledge. However, it’s important that we don’t take this key human right for granted. So to draw attention to the importance of access to knowledge - and the threats it faces - we’re imagining a world without it.  We invite you to get creative: record a video, create an image, tell a story, send out a social post from the year 2046. Share it using the hashtag #IA2046 and tag us at @IA2046 ....
Topics: anniversary, engagement pack
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
by Wendy Hanamura
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When Paul Lindner's wife Julie died of cancer, he wanted to find the pieces of their life that were recorded somewhere on the Internet. Paul turned to the Internet Archive and its Wayback Machine to track down the ephemera of their digital lives: old postcard, Usenet exchanges, defunct websites. He was able to create a montage of their years together--as a way to remember and to heal. CREDITS: Directed by Wendy Hanamura Videographer: Brad Shirakawa Producer/Editor: Kristin Tieche Courtesy of...
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Topics: Wayback Machine, Usenet, memory, digital memory
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
by Dawn Eden Goldstein
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The Rock Historian:   Dawn Eden Goldstein built a career researching and writing the liner notes to CDs. Some famous (Harry Nillson), some obscure (Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans.) As the years passed and CDs were tossed aside, it felt as if only a few physical artifacts of her work would endure. Then she discovered the Internet Archive was digitizing CDs & their covers--high resolution scans of hundreds of thousands of CD covers, including her most precious and obscure works....
Topics: rock music, CDs, music history
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
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“The Internet Archive…is building a home for Universal Access to All Knowledge, open to everyone, everywhere, to use as they like. Open to all societies of the future that care to build on our triumphs and learn from our mistakes.” -- Lawrence Lessig, narrator                                                                  On May 15, 2017, the Internet Archive was honored with a  Lifetime Achievement Award  at the 21st annual Webbys, hailed by the...
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Topics: Webby, Webby Award, Larry Lessig, Wayback Machine, Internet Archive, Lifetime Achievement
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
by Wendy Hanamura
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Tina Argumedo grew up in Argentina in the 1930s and she loved to dance. Tango music infused her life, and her 78 rpm record collection was among her most prized possessions.  When Tina moved to the United States to be near her daughter, she left most of her things behind--except her 78s. When Tina died, her family wondered what they should do with these fragile records from the 30s. Then they discovered the Internet Archive's Great 78 Project--an ambitious undertaking to digitize every 78 rpm...
Topics: tango, Argentina, 78 rpm records, music
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
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Maria Bustillos, Journalist and Founding Editor of the Brickhouse Cooperative , wishes the Internet Archive a Happy 25th Anniversary.
Topics: Maria Bustillos, Bustillos, Journalist, Activist
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
by Willy Duran
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For 50 years, Bob Abramson's House of Oldies- Rare Records, his "little shop on Carmine Street" in New York City was a mecca for record collectors.  The store held more than 250,000 vinyl records. John Lennon, Justin Timberlake, Steve Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)  have all visited the store over the years. In 2021, Bob decided to close his Greenwich Village shop and move to online sales. It was an enormous move, and a good portion of...
Topics: 45 rpm records, vintage, archive, LPs, 78 rpm, music, New York City
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
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On May 15, 2017 in New York City, the Internet Archive was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st annual Webbys, hailed by the New York Times as “one of the Internet’s highest honors.” The Webby Awards lauded the Internet Archive for being “the web’s most knowledgeable historian.” Three of our veteran staff members, Tracey Jaquith, TV Archive Architect, Internet Archive founder and Digital Librarian, Brewster Kahle, and Alexis Rossi, Director of Media and Access,...
Topics: Webby, Award, Internet Archive, Lifetime Achievement, web history