What would it mean for an archive to be complete? Could an archive ever offer “universal access to all knowledge”? This Borgesian aspiration is both the slogan and the objective of the Internet Archive, an openly accessible electronic repository of public domain and free-license cultural materials launched in 1996 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Brewster Kahle. Starting as an automated archive of web pages, it later expanded to include other digital content such as books, television recordings, and software. Based in San Francisco, the project has multiple data centers in California and backup centers worldwide. Visitors can access the archive through its home page (https://archive.org), where they...
Book Review| December 01 2017
Review: The Internet Archive
The Internet Archivehttps://archive.org
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2017) 76 (4): 578–580.
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Ultan Byrne; Review: The Internet Archive. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 December 2017; 76 (4): 578–580. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2017.76.4.578
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