Internet Archive Blog: Launching Legal Literacies for Text Data Mining – Cross Border (LLTDM-X)

Internet Archive Blog: Launching Legal Literacies for Text Data Mining – Cross Border (LLTDM-X) . “NEH funding for the project, entitled Legal Literacies for Text Data Mining – Cross Border (LLTDM-X), will support research and analysis that addresses law and policy issues faced by U.S. digital humanities practitioners whose text data mining research and practice intersects with foreign-held or licensed content, or involves international research collaborations.”

Internet Archive Blog: Colgate University Libraries Donates to Expanding Government Document Microfiche Collection

Internet Archive Blog: Colgate University Libraries Donates to Expanding Government Document Microfiche Collection. “In July, the Internet Archive arranged for the twelve cabinets of microfiche, each in excess of 600 pounds, to be loaded onto pallets and shipped to the Internet Archive for preservation and digitization. Materials include Census data, documents from the Department of Education, Congressional testimony, CIA documents, and foreign news translated into English.”

Internet Archive: “Have you played Atari today?”

I’ve known Kay Savetz for ages. I did not know about the TIARA script. Internet Archive blog: “Have you played Atari today?”. “In 2021 I created a script called TIARA — The Internet Archive Research Assistant — which searches Internet Archive every day for newly uploaded items that match my selected words and phrases.”

Creative Commons: CC Supports Internet Archive’s Efforts to Ensure Public Access to Books

Creative Commons: CC Supports Internet Archive’s Efforts to Ensure Public Access to Books. “At CC, we believe libraries — and cultural heritage institutions in general — should be empowered to serve as a meaningful access point for publicly funded collections. Free and open access to knowledge stimulates creativity, is essential for research and learning, and constitutes a bedrock principle of free and democratic societies.”

We Can Rebuild It: Using the Internet Archive to Discover Original Order (Internet Archive)

Internet Archive Blog: We Can Rebuild It: Using the Internet Archive to Discover Original Order. “One of the things archivists get excited about is the importance of ‘original order’. This is the idea that the arrangement of records by their creator has significance to our understanding of the records themselves. Wherever possible, archivists will try to determine the original order of materials in their care. An item received at the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County in 2015 presented something of a puzzle in this respect.”

Internet Archive Blog: Music Library Association Opens Publications at Internet Archive

Internet Archive Blog: Music Library Association Opens Publications at Internet Archive. “The new collection of backlist titles includes information on careers in music librarianship and history of the field. It also covers planning and building music library collections, which can be complicated and involve individual creators and small publishers, said Kathleen DeLaurenti, who helped lead the partnership with the Internet Archive in her role as MLA’s first open access editor. There are also valuable materials on music library approaches to technical services—everything from how to preserve music materials to how to bind and catalog them.”

5th Circuit Raises Bar for Introducing Historical Snapshots of Websites Into Evidence | National Law Journal (Law.com)

Law.com: 5th Circuit Raises Bar for Introducing Historical Snapshots of Websites Into Evidence | National Law Journal. “In Weinhoffer v. Davie Shoring, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit addressed the novel issue of when district courts can properly take judicial notice of contract terms evidenced only by a ‘snapshot’ of a web page from a web archive such as the Internet Archive’s ‘Wayback Machine.’ The case, decided in January, arose from an online auction conducted in connection with a bankruptcy liquidation proceeding.”

Public Domain Review: 5.2 Million Book Illustrations Deleted from Flickr — Help Get Them Back

Public Domain Review: 5.2 Million Book Illustrations Deleted from Flickr — Help Get Them Back. “Imagine a corner of the internet, free to all, where you could search, browse, and download from an archive of more than 5 million illustrations extracted from public domain books? And more than that, improve metadata by tagging and commenting, and contribute to findability by favouriting and saving images to your own publicly-accessible galleries? This very special space was the Internet Archive Book Images account on Flickr: The Commons. I write was because a couple of weeks ago it was deleted.”