I have written before (at http://goo.gl/lTKX1) about the Internet Archive Project, an effort to collect and digitize millions of books as well as web sites, music, videos, and more. Now the Internet Archive Project has announced an incredibly ambitious plan to store one physical copy of every published book in the world. Note that is a PHYSICAL copy of each book, not an electronic copy.
“Internet Archive is building a physical archive for the long term preservation of one copy of every book, record, and movie we are able to attract or acquire… The goal is to preserve one copy of every published work,” writes Internet Archive’s Brewster Kahle in a lengthy blog post about the plan.
You can read more in an article by Jon Stoke in the Wired.com web site at http://goo.gl/VDLuI
My thanks to Rip Rapalski for telling me about this story.
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