Techdirt: ‘Nintendo Power’ Scans Disappeared From The Internet Archive

Techdirt: ‘Nintendo Power’ Scans Disappeared From The Internet Archive. “If you go to the site for the project now, you’ll see that the content has been replaced with a notice indicating that the content has been taken down. Annoyingly, the text displayed now doesn’t detail out why it’s been taken down, but rather indicates a bunch of possible reasons: TOS violations, a decision by the uploader, etc.”

Public Domain Day 2023 Remix Contest: The Internet Archive is Looking For Creative Short Films Made By You! (Internet Archive)

Internet Archive Blog: Public Domain Day 2023 Remix Contest: The Internet Archive is Looking For Creative Short Films Made By You!. “Public Domain Day is a celebration of all the rich materials that will be newly available to the public free of copyright restrictions. On January 1, 2023, most works published in 1927 will ascend into the Public Domain in the United States. We want artists to use this newly available content to create short films using resources from the Internet Archive’s collections from 1927.”

Kotaku: You Can Now Read All 285 Issues Of Nintendo Power Online

Kotaku: You Can Now Read All 285 Issues Of Nintendo Power Online. “Uploaded to Archive.org today by Gumball, all 285 issues of Nintendo Power are now unofficially available in .cbr format. At just over 40 gigabytes for the whole shebang, the vast majority of the collection comes courtesy of Retromags, a community-run project dedicated to archiving classic video game magazines.” Nintendo had a similar collection taken down in 2016, so if you’re interested in this don’t wait.

The Verge: The Internet Archive just put 565 Palm Pilot apps in your web browser

The Verge: The Internet Archive just put 565 Palm Pilot apps in your web browser. “Yes, I am playing Dope Wars on a Palm Pilot inside my iPhone. It’s thanks to The Internet Archive, which is once again launching a giant collection of software you can instantly play on any web browser, up to and including your touchscreen-equipped phone. There are currently 565 classic Palm apps in all, including games, widgets, and even free trials from both the greyscale and color eras.”

Internet Archive Blogs: Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications Surpasses 25,000 Items

Internet Archive Blogs: Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications Surpasses 25,000 Items. “In the six weeks since announcing that Internet Archive has begun gathering content for the Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications (DLARC), the project has quickly grown to more than 25,000 items, including ham radio newsletters, podcasts, videos, books, and catalogs. The project seeks additional contributions of material for the free online library.”

Kotaku: Every U.S. PlayStation 2 Game Manual Is Now Scanned In 4K

Kotaku: Every U.S. PlayStation 2 Game Manual Is Now Scanned In 4K. “Physical game manuals are hard to come by these days, especially as the industry begins to heavily lean into cloud streaming and digital-first infrastructures. But if you remember those good ole times when game boxes came with chunky pamphlets for you to peruse before jumping into your recent purchase, a games preservationist called Kirkland seeks to preserve that nostalgia for posterity by creating high-quality scans of the manuals of yore. In fact, he’s just finished uploading his complete set of U.S. PlayStation 2 manual scans.”

Internet Archive Blog: Introducing Democracy’s Library

Internet Archive Blog: Introducing Democracy’s Library. “Democracies need an educated citizenry to thrive. In the 21st century, that means easy access to reliable information online for all. To meet that need, the Internet Archive is building Democracy’s Library—a free, open, online compendium of government research and publications from around the world.”

OCLC: Tips for requesting articles from Internet Archive on OCLC’s resource sharing network

OCLC: Tips for requesting articles from Internet Archive on OCLC’s resource sharing network. “Join us for a webinar on November 9 to learn how Internet Archive is now quickly fulfilling Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for articles at no charge from libraries that use WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, and ILLiad. Staff at Internet Archive (OCLC symbol: IAILL) supply articles fast—with an average turnaround time of 37 minutes on OCLC’s resource sharing network.”

Motherboard: New Tool Lets You Search Tons of Old CDs and Floppy Disks for Lost Media

Motherboard: New Tool Lets You Search Tons of Old CDs and Floppy Disks for Lost Media. “DiscMaster is a new website that is sifting through the CDs and floppy disks in the Internet Archive and making it all into a searchable database. Even more incredibly, it’s taking all of the old file formats and making them viewable in a browser. As of this writing, the archive represents more than 7,000 CDs and 11 million files.”

Internet Archive: Internet Archive Files Final Reply Brief in Lawsuit Defending Controlled Digital Lending

Internet Archive Blog: Internet Archive Files Final Reply Brief in Lawsuit Defending Controlled Digital Lending. “On Friday, October 7, the Internet Archive filed a reply brief against the four publishers that sued Internet Archive in June 2020: Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House.”

Internet Archive Blog: Internet Archive Seeks Donations of Materials to Build a Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications

Internet Archive Blog: Internet Archive Seeks Donations of Materials to Build a Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications. “Internet Archive has begun gathering content for the Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications (DLARC), which will be a massive online library of materials and collections related to amateur radio and early digital communications. The DLARC is funded by a significant grant from the Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), a private foundation, to create a digital library that documents, preserves, and provides open access to the history of this community.”

The Hill: Authors slam publishers’ lawsuit against ‘Open Library,’ push for new e-book policies

The Hill: Authors slam publishers’ lawsuit against ‘Open Library,’ push for new e-book policies. “Hundreds of authors signed a letter slamming major publishing companies’ lawsuit against a free digital library, and urged publishers to update their policies to allow libraries to purchase copies of e-books.”

Internet Archive Blog: Internet Archive Opposes Publishers in Federal Lawsuit

Internet Archive Blog: Internet Archive Opposes Publishers in Federal Lawsuit. “On Friday, September 2, we filed a brief in opposition to the four publishers that sued Internet Archive in June 2020: Hachette Book Group, Harper Collins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House. This is the second of three briefs from us that will help the Court decide the case.”

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.”