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by Wendy Hanamura
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In this demo for the Open Library Explorer , Internet Archive developer, Drini Cami, shows you the features of his new interface for browsing more than 4 million books in the Internet Archive’s Open Library. Still in beta, Open Library Explorer harnesses the Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress classification systems to virtually recreate the beloved bookshelf experience of a physical library. Now readers can discover new books serendipitously, browsing bookshelves organized by a century of...
Topics: Open Library, Dewey Decimal, Library of Congress, virtual, books, library, explore
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
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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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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 ....
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Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
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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
DWeb Camp
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A listing of the many ways you can become a sponsor for DWeb Camp 2022 .  DWeb Camp is a 5-day retreat for builders and dreamers working to build a better, decentralized web.
Topics: DWeb, decentralized, web, sponsor, sponsorships, DWeb Camp
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
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Supporters from around the world sent in these video wishes to the Internet Archive for its 25th anniversary. Produced & Edited by Rory Mitcheell, The Mercantile Original Music by Dave "Mustang" Lang
Topics: InternetArchive, anniversary, 25th, supporters
Internet Archive 25th Anniversary
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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
Webinar Series - Imagining a Better Online World: Exploring the Decentralized Web
by Aditi Shah; Iryna Nezhynska; Wendy Hanamura, DWeb
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This resource guide was created to accompany Session 05 of the Webinar Series "Imagining a Better Online World: Exploring the Decentralized Web." This session explores the potential of the 3D, immersive world of the Metaverse and the "next big thing," aka- Non-fungible Tokens.
Topics: NFT, decentralized storage, DWeb, METRO Sessions, decentralized web
Webinar Series - Imagining a Better Online World: Exploring the Decentralized Web
by Wendy Hanamura; Aditi Shah; Iryna Nezhynska; DWeb
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This resource guide was created to accompany Session 04 of the Webinar Series Imagining a Better Online World: Exploring the Decentralized Web. This session explores the potential of decentralized social media to overcome some of the major challenges: censorship, toxic communication, misinformation, and financial incentives to monetize our personal data.
Topics: decentralized storage, DWeb, METRO Sessions, decentralized web
Webinar Series - Imagining a Better Online World: Exploring the Decentralized Web
by Aditi Shah, Iryna Nezhynska, Mai Ishikawa Sutton, Wendy Hanamura
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Ethics of the Decentralized Web & Uses in Humanitarian Work Description Web 1.0 and 2.0 started out full of idealism, too. What is to prevent the decentralized web from being corrupted by profit, market domination, and bad actors? What is the normative or social layer we need to build alongside the tech?  This Resource Guide outlines some of the questions, the principles and the thinking about a new set of ethics for the decentralized web. 
Topics: NFT, decentralized storage, DWeb, METRO Sessions, decentralized web