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Internet Archive to Preserve Google+ Posts Before Shutdown

Google+ was initially launched in June 2011 with the goal of competing against other social media networks like Twitter and Facebook. At first, Google+ received a surge in user signups but over time users spent less time on the site

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The Free Music Archive is closing down this month

The WFMU project hosted music that was meant to be freely shared Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Free Music Archive was founded in 2009, the same year Barack Obama was inaugurated as this country’s first black president. As a

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More than 9 million broken links on Wikipedia are now rescued

As part of the Internet Archive’s aim to build a better Web, we have been working to make the Web more reliable — and are pleased to announce that 9 million formerly broken links on Wikipedia now work because they go

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You Can Now Download a Collection of Ancient Japanese Wave Illustrations for Free

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Open Library Gets Even More Open

With my primary interest lying in youth services, I often look at School Library Journal for recent articles, and news pertaining to young adult library services. This article talks about the new features in Open Library, an Internet Archive project founded

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Joy Reid and the Wayback Machine

The Internet Archive Trashes Joy Reid’s Dubious Claim That Hackers Made Her Look Homophobic While the particulars of this story are convoluted and somewhat baffling, the basics are this: Joy Reid is a host on MSNBC. A decade ago, she was

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Internet Archive Sonny Bono Memorial Collection

The Internet Archive recently released scans of books which were published between 1923 and 1941, utilizing a copyright provision which allows libraries to provide access to books from that time period, provided they are not being actively sold. The collection

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Saving Climate Science data and government publications @internetarchive #DataRefuge

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The Internet Archive Is Moving to Canada

The Internet Archive, one of the most significant library and archiving projects of our modern digital world, is moving to Canada.  Adi Robertson reports in The Verge that the San Francisco-based Internet Archive is moving forward with plans to create

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