Internet archive

  • Internet Archive Seeking Donations To Rebuild Its Fire-Damaged Scanning Center

    Internet Archive Seeking Donations To Rebuild Its Fire-Damaged Scanning Center

    The non-profit Internet Archive suffered a major setback this morning when a fire broke out at its San Francisco office, causing an estimated $600,000 in damages. Fortunately there were no injuries and no data was lost, but the digital library, which seeks to give “universal access to all knowledge,” lost high-end scanners and digitization equipment. The Internet Archive is… Read More

  • It Turns Out That Google Even Has A Competitive Advantage In Scanning Books

    Google is serious about scanning books. Throughout the objections raised over the years by authors and publishers and the more recent delays in its settlement with the Authors Guild, Google has been scanning millions of books all along trying to digitize as many as it possibly can. It is so serious about capturing and indexing the knowledge stored in books that it has a patent, which was… Read More