Internet Archive is launching a Physical Archive

[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.

The new Internet Archive facility in Richmond, California, click to enlarge

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, or just come!

4 thoughts on “Internet Archive is launching a Physical Archive

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  2. Colleen

    This is an amazing development! Please provide more information for those who cannot attend. Is it possible to see the donor agreement mentioned in earlier post?

  3. Alex McKee

    Great news! Wish I could have come but even if I had seen it in time I am too far away sadly!

    I echo Colleen’s request for more information for those of us who support the work of the Internet Archive but could not attend.

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