Internet Archive Blog: Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public

Internet Archive Blog: Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public. “To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.”

World Intellectual Property Review: Wikimedia, Internet Archive want patent infringement claims kicked out

World Intellectual Property Review: Wikimedia, Internet Archive want patent infringement claims kicked out. “The Wikimedia Foundation and the global online library Internet Archive are seeking a declaration in a California court that their websites do not infringe several predictive text-related patents held by software developer WordLogic.”

Internet Archive Blog: School’s Out… Or Is It?

Internet Archive Blog: School’s Out… Or Is It?. “Alexis Rossi, Director of Collections here at the Internet Archive, has curated a list of resources that can help children continue their education outside of the classroom. If you’re facing a school closure, here’s a handy guide to help you find educational materials on a few popular subjects. And if you need resources for a topic that isn’t on this list, feel free to search the archive and spend the closure diving in to our collections!”

The Verge: The Internet Archive’s VHS Vault will send you on a 90s nostalgia trip

The Verge: The Internet Archive’s VHS Vault will send you on a 90s nostalgia trip. “The Internet Archive, perhaps best known for the extremely handy Wayback Machine you can use to find older versions of webpages, also has free movies, books, software, and music. Yet a little known part of the organization’s media trove includes uploaded recordings from VHS tapes, as I learned today thanks to this Vice article. They live on The VHS Vault, and as of this writing, there are more than 20,000 recordings you can peruse.”

Internet Archive: The Books Beloved by David Bowie

Internet Archive: The Books Beloved by David Bowie. “…in 2013, David Bowie published a list of his 100 favorite reads. (Republished here on the DavidBowie.com site, now only accessible through the Wayback Machine.) We are happy to share them with you in this Internet Archive Collection ‘David Bowie’s Favorite Books’–84 of which are readily available for free through the Internet Archive.”

Internet Archive: Archiving Information on the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Internet Archive: Archiving Information on the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). “The Internet Archive’s Archive-It service is collaborating with the Internet Preservation Consortium’s (IIPC) Content Development Group (CDG) to archive web-published resources related to the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The IIPC Content Development Group consists of curators and professionals from dozens of libraries and archives from around the world that are preserving and providing access to the archived web.”

Internet Archive: Preserving the legacy of a library when a college closes

Internet Archive: Preserving the legacy of a library when a college closes. “With more than 70,000 books and nearly 3,000 journal volumes, the Geschke Library is a well-curated, world class collection with strengths in the humanities, education, and social justice…. After a thorough review of possible options, Marygrove College President Dr. Elizabeth Burns and college administrators decided that the entirety of the library’s collection would be donated to the Internet Archive so that the materials could be digitized and made available to students and researchers all over the world.”