Internet Archive

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Goal

Helping people create and share global collections of cultural treasures on the Internet Archive, one of the world's largest public libraries.

The Internet Archive is one of the world’s largest public digital libraries, with an extensive collection of human culture: 2 million books, 430 billion Web pages, 3 million hours of television and more.   However, the archive’s users upload only a small percentage of these materials and to preserve the world’s knowledge the public should be encouraged to contribute.  The archive is embarking on a project to make the archive.org site more community-driven by improving the tools that allow people to upload, describe and organize items.  With these new tools, the Internet Archive hopes to democratize knowledge by giving global communities the ability to save, manage and share their cultural treasures for free.  What Wikimedia did for encyclopedia articles, the Internet Archive hopes to do for collections of media: give people the tools to build library collections together and make them accessible to everyone.

Project Team

Internet Archive