Sunday, March 30, 2014

Top 3 Resources - Internet Archive

Arms, William Y, Selcuk Aya, Pavel Dmitriev, Blazej Kot, Ruth Mitchell, and Lucia Walle. “A
            Research Library Based on the Historical Collections of the Internet Archive.” D-Lib
            Magazine 12.2 (2006): .

In the past, academic researchers had to search manually for material within the collections of libraries and archives in order to conduct literature reviews, background research, and other activities. The advent of the digital library offers the chance to replace this manual labor with automated work carried out by computer programs, significantly easing the burden on researches. This article describes one digital library being created to draw from the Internet Archive’s historical collection of webpages. This library would be used for research in the development of the Internet, social networks, and a variety of other topics.

“NASA, Internet Archive to Archive Space Imagery.” Government Video 18.11 (2007): 9.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Internet Archive have begun a cooperative effort to digitize NASA’s impressive collection of photographs, historic film, and video. As part of a five-year plan, the Internet Archive will host and maintain NASA’s imagery at no cost to the agency. It will begin with the consolidation of existing online collections, and additional material will later be digitized and added.

“Partnership Makes It Happen: Internet Archive, Library of Congress/FEDLINK, and
            Digitization at the Naval Postgraduate School, Naval War College, and U.S. Naval
            Academy.” Federal Librarian 31.1/3 (2013): 6.

The U.S. Navy’s three academic libraries have recently partnered with the Internet Archive and the Library of Congress to digitize a vast body of historic publications from those institutions. The Naval Postgraduate School is digitizing material such as dissertations, technical reports, and annual reports. The Naval War College has scanned the entire run of the International Law Blue Book Series as well as other titles, oral histories, and intelligence reports. The U.S. Naval Academy has digitized its yearbook, The Lucky Bag, from 1894 to 1970, plus the annual register of officers and midshipmen, 1858-1970. All this material will be freely available online.

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