Name: The Internet Archive
Purpose & Audience:
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. –About Internet Archive
The Internet Archive includes: texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. –About Internet Archive
To facilitate the goals of the mission statement, Internet Archive engages in a host of projects. Development of, “tools that allow people to upload, describe and organize items”are aimed at promoting community driven digitization initiatives. The Open Library project offers open software and volunteer opportunities to add records of digitized books with the goal of creating a web page for “every book ever published.” Finally, IA offers scanning services to, “digitize your collections and provide open and free access, l,ing -term storage, unlimited downloads, and lifetime file management.”
Three Interesting Features:
This ambitious and experimental project seeks to do more than provide data and information without context. By linking credible fact checking to statements and video and audio clips, the Internet Archive creates a valuable resource for the maintenance of an informed citizenry.
Fact checked Trump archive segments have links to fact checking resources for each claim or statement made on this dedicated page
The Media History Digital Library is, “a conservation and access project for historical printed materials related to cinema, broadcasting and recorded sound.” I enjoyed perusing film and celebrity magazine Photoplay as well as Motion Picture Magazine. I particularly enjoyed the luscious World War I era covert art and the incredibly amusing and fun advertisements for everything from beauty products to leg straighteners for bowlegged men.
Smash Hits Volume 49, October 16, 1980. I have no interest in this magazine, but I enjoy retro advertisements! The ad claims its, “a great deal”, but the Grundig Hit Boy seems a bit pricy at 28 pounds 50. But, “If you want to hear the best sounds around, wherever you are, listen to a Grundig Hit Boy. It comes with its own carrying handle in either a smart-looking black or champagne finish, works off either mains or battery and has three choices of wave-band: VHF, Medium and Long Wave.”