Celebrating San Francisco's Internet (And TV) Archive
San Francisco has a fabulous global resource: The Internet Archives - founded by Brewster Kahle in 2001. It's housed in a former Christian Science church (above) just a few blocks from Golden Gate park. About 500,000 people use it every day.
It recently received $1 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to help fund one of several ambitious archive projects: an index of all TV broadcasts.
The Internet Archive zoomed past 10 petabytes of storage late last year. Here is a short documentary about the organization and interviews with its key staff. They discuss some of the projects and why there's a need to maintain an active archive of not only the web, but also books, TV and radio broadcasts.
Internet Archive from Deepspeed media on Vimeo.
(Hat tip: EDW Lynch at Laughing Squid.)
Q&A: Finding a Long-Lost Web Site - NYTimes.com