Friday, May 10, 2013

Loving... "Internet Archive" from Deepspeed media

Internet Archive from Deepspeed media on Vimeo.

One key consideration when I started weareallghosts was to make the music accessible to those who couldn't necessarily afford to buy it. To do this ... I turned to the Internet Archive. Their resource is fascinating ... and their support for netlabels is unsurpassed.

I am proud of waag's involvement with them and thought this video to be an interesting exploration of all they do.

Here's the blurb from the video's page on Vimeo:

Archive is a documentary focused on the future of long-term digital storage, the history of the Internet and attempts to preserve its contents on a massive scale. 
Part one features Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and his colleagues Robert Miller, director of books, and Alexis Rossi, director of web collections. On a mission to create universal access to all knowledge, the Internet Archive’s staff have built the world's largest online library, offering 10 petabytes of archived websites, books, movies, music, and television broadcasts. 
The video includes a tour of the Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco, the book scanning center, and the book storage facilities in Richmond, California. 
  • Directed by Jonathan Minard
  • Cinematography by John Behrens, Alexander Porter, and Fearghal O'dea
  • Produced at the Internet Archive on October 22-26, during the Books in Browsers Conference and 10 Petabyte Celebration.
  • Project supported by Eyebeam

Enjoy ... and if you can support the Internet Archive then please do. They are a valuable and valued resource. Tx

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