Libraries and Archivists Are Scanning and Uploading Books That Are Secretly in the Public Domain
Millions of books are secretly in the public domain thanks to a copyright loophole, a new project seeks to put them on the Internet Archive.
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The Many Ways Planned Obsolescence Is Sabotaging How We Preserve Internet History
We keep screwing over yesterday’s technology due to an intent focus on what we’re doing today. The problem of planned obsolescence is only getting worse.
Guerrilla Tree Archivists Cloned Ancient Redwoods Using Their Dead Stumps
The nonprofit ‘Archangel Ancient Tree Archive’ made 75 ancient redwood clones using DNA from five ancient redwood stumps.
Archivists Say Tumblr IP Banned Them For Trying to Preserve Adult Content
Following a ban on adult content, archivists raced to save Tumblr's NSFW communities—but some say the platform tried to stop them.
This 20-Year-Old Is Archiving Thousands of Flash Banner Ads From the Early 2000s
He's saved 4 gigabytes of ads so you can relive the old days of online casino and Lower My Bills ads.
The Internet Archive Fixes 9 Million Broken Links on Wikipedia
A heroic, knowledge-saving task involving two of the most important organizations on the internet.
Archivists Scramble to Preserve Yamaha’s Paper Craft Website Before it Shuts Down
Yamaha Paper Craft is shutting down on September 30.
70 Long-Lost Japanese Video Games Have Been Discovered in a 67GB Folder of ROMs on a Private Forum
They were found in a folder called "DO NOT UPLOAD."
A 15-Year-Old Has Saved an 80GB Archive of Apple Videos From YouTube’s Censors
A massive archive of files deleted by YouTube has been saved as a huge torrent file.
What's Dead May Never Die
Flash Will Never Die
Hobbyists and internet historians will never forget—or stop using—everyone's least favorite browser plugin.
SoundCloud Halts Volunteer Archiving Project
"SoundCloud is not going away—not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future."
Essential Alan Lomax, According to the Guy Who Knows His Work Best
Nathan Salsburg's job is archiving one of the world's most famed archivists.