The Internet Archive scanning center on fire

I got the news a bit late, but one of the buildings of the Internet Archive caught fire last week.

An early estimate shows we may have lost about $600,000 worth of high end digitization equipment, and we will need to repair or rebuild the scanning building.   It is in difficult times like these that we turn to our community.

You might know the Internet Archive from their Wayback Machine, a service that keeps snapshots of many websites back to 1996

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I’m really only familiar with that tool, but they do so much more. From their about page:

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.

If you want to help rebuild, you can donate.

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