Monday, March 06, 2017

Technology Review: Internet Archive

INTERNET ARCHIVE is a large website containing access to millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Sponsored by a nonprofit based in California, this digital collection coordinates with many universities, libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies to provide public access to digital resources.
A basic and advanced search tool provides access to individual digital objectives. Users can also explore sections focusing on text, video, audio, software, and images.
The WayBack Machine allows users to enter a URL or keywords and see the history of over 279 billion web pages.
The website’s entry page provides links to top collections such as American Libraries, Live Music Archives, and Community Audio.
Librarians will find this website to be one of the best starting points for difficult to find historical materials, particularly books. Their web-based interface works well for reading these historical documents online.
To visit the website, go to