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BookReader Work Sprint at NYPL Labs

We had a really fantastic code/work sprint for the BookReader organized by the most excellent NYPL Labs.  The sprint was designed to bring together organizations that have an interest in the BookReader as a way to foster the sharing of interest, code and expertise. We started by making a list of desired features and prioritizing […]

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“We’re Re-Tribalising”

“It’s no longer one thing at a time, but everything all at once.” Happy Birthday, Marshall McLuhan. (Via @josettemelchor on Twitter.)

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The Challenges of Getting to Mars: Landing Day, Nerves and Joy

I’ve been spending a bit more time on archive.org lately. Not only exploring the nearly 3 million scanned texts, but also our massive video collection. I uncovered this documentary showing earthlings landing something called “Phoenix” on the surface of Mars in June of 2008. Here’s what happened: Go, humans! And, NASA!

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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. After 2 years of prototyping and testing a new design for sustainable long-term preservation of physical books records and movies, we are […]

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Library of Congress National Jukebox

Wonderful stuff! The Library of Congress has just released more than 10,000 digitized 78s from the Victor Talking Machine Company as a National Jukebox. The recordings are lovely and crackly, as if you’re listening on a gramaphone.

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