Internet Archive: An Amazing Online Resource

archiveorgWhether you’re doing research for your studies, recalling your most favorite Saturday Night Live skit or wishing you had some great Maceo Parker music to listen to while you’re studying, you will be glad to learn of the Internet Archive.  Let me share with you, one of my most favorite online resources.From their website:“The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections.”The site contains terrabites of data that are of enormous value and it is all absolutely free.  I myself visit frequently to listen to some of my favorite musical groups whose music is there to stream for free.  Also of great value is the “Wayback Machine” which allows users to enter the web address of any site. – even sites that have long been taken down off the Internet – and view the sites as they were in past iterations.Just a phenomenal resource for study and recreation.   Visit www.archive.org

2 Responses to “Internet Archive: An Amazing Online Resource”

  1. hey thanks for sharing this website with us. whne ]I visited it I read sometihng like with the popularity of internet we had fallen into a new dark age, and I thought about the vast number of useless websites and how people don’t seems to care for culture and intellect, sites like this could reallt bring human knowledge to everyone atany part of the globe. I think people should notice about how amazing our society could change if websites like this had the same popularity that facebook or youtube have.

    • Rose Ribboni

      It’s an interesting point you raise, Juan, about something you read on the Internet Archive. Amazing that we have advanced to such an exalted technological state as human beings and that we reduce in a way all of these advances to sound bytes and things like Twittering – it is indeed like falling into a new “dark age” as you wrote. Depressing really! Good comment, Juan.

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