[Reposted from the main Internet Archive blog.]
Everyone is welcome to the open-house and launch of the new Physical Archive of the Internet Archive in Richmond, California on Sunday June 5th from 4-8pm.
After 2 years of prototyping and testing a new design for sustainable long-term preservation of physical books records and movies, we are starting with over 300,000 books and gearing up for millions.
Come if you:
– love books, records, or movies
– are concerned about the future of open access and preservation
– want to have something fun to talk about over the water cooler on Monday….
Then, invest an hour with us on a Sunday – Drinks, food, good people.
What you will see:
– A high density, modular system for storing books, video and audio
– A temp controlled environment for long-term preservation
– Our new logistics facility that will catalog and coordinate large collections of books, records and movies.
Who you will meet:
– The Internet Archive Board, Founder, Management Team
– Friends and supporters of the Internet Archive
– Colleagues and leaders from the Library community
Please come! Bring friends and family.
– Secure free parking
– 2512 Florida Avenue, Richmond, California, 30 minutes north of San Francisco and Berkeley, 415 561 6767.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or just come!