archive.org e la “national emergency library”

To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.

During the waitlist suspension, users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library without joining a waitlist, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar, and that people who cannot physically access their local libraries because of closure or self-quarantine can continue to >>>>>>> [click here to read]

questo spiega perché mi piace internet archive / this is why i like internet archive

https://archive.org/


here, three recent examples (among a million ones):

Spark New Ideas & Technologies at DWeb Camp 2019
https://blog.archive.org/2019/05/26/spark-new-ideas-technologies-at-dweb-camp-2019/
“On July 18-21th, the Internet Archive is convening a special gathering around decentralized technologies and principles for a more open, private, secure Web. Builders and Dreamers: join us for …” >>>

Have You Played Atari Today?

blog.archive.org/2019/05/28/have-you-played-atari-today/
“When I was a kid I fell in love with computers. Specifically, I fell in love with the Atari 800, one of the first microcomputers. I wanted to know…” >>>

71716 video tapes in 12094 days
https://blog.archive.org/2019/05/24/71716-video-tapes-in-12094-days/
“On November 4, 1979 Marion Stokes began systematically video taping television news and continued for more than 33 years, until the day she died. The Internet Archive is now home to the unique 71k+ video cassette collection and is endeavoring to help make sure it is digitized and made available online to everyone, forever, for free…” >>>

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