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October 19, 2021

Internet Archive Internet Archive releases Refcat, the IA Scholar Index of over 1.3 billion scholarly citations. As part of our ongoing efforts to archive and provide perpetual access to at-risk, open-access scholarship, we have released Refcat (“reference” + “catalog”), the citation index culled from the catalog that underpins our IA Scholar service for discovering the scholarly literature and research outputs within Internet Archive. This first release of the Refcat dataset contains over 1.3 billion citations extracted from over 60 million metadata records and over 120 million scholarly artifacts (articles, books, datasets, proceedings, code, etc) that IA Scholar has archived through web harvesting, digitization, integrations with other open knowledge services, and through partnerships and joint initiatives. [Full Announcement].

July 28, 2021

Internet Archive Internet Archive Joins IDS Project for Interlibrary Loan. The Internet Archive announced it has joined the The Information Delivery Services Project, a mutually supportive resource-sharing cooperative whose 120 members include public and private academic libraries from across the country. As a member of the IDS Project, the Internet Archive expands its ability to support libraries and library patrons by providing access to two million monographs and three thousand periodicals in its physical collections available for non-returnable interlibrary loan fulfillment. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2021

Internet Archive Community Webs joins the Digital Public Library of America. Internet Archive's Community Webs program is announced a partnership with the Digital Public Library of America to ingest metadata from the over 700 publicly available Community Webs web archive collections into DPLA. These collections include thousands of archived websites and millions of individual web-published resources that document local history and underrepresented groups. The Internet Archive has been a DPLA content provider since 2015, primarily contributing content from our many print digitizing partnerships. Community Webs will also join DPLA as a member and we are excited for this opportunity to add hyperlocal born-digital and web collections from public libraries nationwide into DPLA's national portal to cultural heritage collections. [Full Announcement].

October 16, 2020

Internet Archive Detroit college library reopens online with help from Internet Archive. The collection of Detroit-based Marygrove College Library, comprising more than 70,000 books and journals, starts a new life online with the support of Internet Archive. [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2020

Internet Archive Internet Archive Joins Project ReShare. The Internet Archive is the newest library to join Project ReShare, a group of organizations coming together to develop an open source resource sharing platform for libraries. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2020

Internet Archive Internet Archive Responds to Publishers’ Lawsuit. Lawyers for the Internet Archive filed a brief in the US Southern District of New York responding to a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Wiley, and Penguin Random House in June of this year. The Internet Archive denies all charges of willful infringement. [Full Announcement].

March 24, 2020

Internet Archive Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public. To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. [Full Announcement].

June 9, 2017

Internet Archive Internet Archive collaborates with the MIT Press and Arcadia to digitize and provide access to hundreds of MIT Press backlist titles. The MIT Press and the Internet Archive announced a partnership, with support from Arcadia, to scan, preserve, and enable libraries to lend hundreds of MIT Press books that are currently not available digitally. This partnership represents an important advance in bringing acclaimed titles across the MIT Press’ publications in science, technology, art, and architecture to a global online audience. [Full Announcement].

February 15, 2017

Internet Archive Digital Library Initiative reaches semifinals in MaCarthur Foundation competition for $100 million grant. The digital library, Internet Archive, is one of eight groups named semi-finalists today in 100&Change, a global competition for a single $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The competition seeks bold solutions to critical problems of our time. [Full Announcement].

May 21, 2013

Internet Archive Internet Archive to bring TV news footage to the public. The Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest public digital libraries, will expand its research library to make readily available hundreds of thousands of U.S. television news programs, with $1 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. [Full Announcement].

September 20, 2012

Internet Archive Launch of TV News Search and Borrow with 350,000 Broadcasts. The Internet Archive launched TV News Search & Borrow. This service is designed to help engaged citizens better understand the issues and candidates in the 2012 U.S. elections by allowing them to search closed captioning transcripts to borrow relevant television news programs. [Full Announcement].

October 24, 2001

Internet Archive Internet Archive launches wayback machine: free service enables users to access archived versions of Web sites dating from 1996. The Internet Archive launched the Wayback Machine, a free service allowing people to access and use archived versions of past web pages. For the first time, all members of the public will be able to search and view the Internet Archive''s enormous collection of web sites, dating back to 1996 and comprising over 10 billion web pages. [Full Announcement].