Archiving

Archiving

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.
Karl Bode
5 days ago
Tedium

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.
Ernie Smith
9.6.19
living archives

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.
Caroline Haskins
12.20.18
Tumblr

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.
Samantha Cole
12.19.18
Archiving

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.
Caroline Haskins
10.8.18
Wikipedia

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.
Caroline Haskins
10.2.18
paper craft

Archivists Scramble to Preserve Yamaha’s Paper Craft Website Before it Shuts Down

Yamaha Paper Craft is shutting down on September 30.
Samantha Cole
9.26.18
Gaming

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."
Deidre Olsen
6.5.18
Apple

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.
Samantha Cole
8.22.17
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.
Jason Koebler
7.26.17
Archiving

SoundCloud Halts Volunteer Archiving Project

"SoundCloud is not going away—not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future."
Carl Franzen
7.21.17
Music

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.
Rick Paulas
7.19.17
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