The Internet Archive is a nonprofit library founded to gather knowledge in digital formats and make it available to everyone in the world for free. As part of the Internet Archive’s mission of “Universal Access to All Knowledge,” we have spent years building up collections of books, web pages, TV, movies, radio, concerts, etc. But 40+ million objects can be a daunting library to navigate.
This video will focus on:
An overview of some major collections on archive.org and how to use them
Tips for how to efficiently find what you’re looking for
Pointers for where to find more information on your own
Make sure you’re ready to take notes, there’s a lot of information to share!
Alexis Rossi manages the digital collections of the Internet Archive. From 2006-2008, Rossi founded and launched OpenLibrary.org, as well as working on the Open Content Alliance. From 2009-2015 Rossi managed mass web crawling projects and the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Some of her current projects include 78rpm digitization, radio, television and podcast archiving, and large scale metadata improvement and linking. You can learn more about her at alexisrossi.com.