Internet Archive: More than the Wayback Machine

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 11:00 – 11:45am in B202/203

Excerpt

In this session we will:
* Give you a tour of Internet Archive and its collections
* Introduce you to the APIs and tools you can use to access and contribute to the Archive
* Show examples of how other people and institutions are using the Archive

Description

With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals.

Of course, having a collection that large doesn’t help anyone if it’s difficult to access. To help with this, Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to upload and download items, as well as data mine the metadata for the entire collection.

In this session we will:

  • Give you a tour of Internet Archive and its collections
  • Introduce you to the APIs and tools you can use to access and contribute to the Archive
  • Show examples of how other people and institutions are using the Archive

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Tags

wayback machine, internet archive, api, open access, metadata, data mining

Speaking experience

VM Brasseur has spoken at OSBridge three of its past five years (and attended four). She's also spoken at OSCON and regularly at San Francisco Perl Mongers events (of which she's organizer).

Alexis Rossi is an accomplished speaker, having presented to audiences from as small as library committees to as large as SXSW.

Speakers

  • Geek

    VM Brasseur

    shoeless consulting

    Biography

    VM is a manager of technical people, projects, processes, products and p^Hbusinesses. In her almost 15 years in the tech industry she has been an analyst, programmer, product manager, software engineering manager and director of software engineering. Currently she is splitting her time between shoeless consulting—a tech recruiting and management consulting firm—and writing a book translating business concepts into geek speak.

    VM blogs at {a=>h} and tweets at @vmbrasseur.

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  • Alexisrossi

    Alexis Rossi

    Internet Archive

    Biography

    Alexis works at the Internet Archive, an online library that offers permanent access for researchers, historians and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. She currently manages all aspects of Internet Archive collections work for movies, audio, TV, and books, and runs the Wayback Machine project. From 2006-2008, Alexis managed the audio and video collections and Open Library, as well as working on the Open Content Alliance, and the Zotero/IA project. Alexis has been working with Internet content since 1996 when she discovered that being picky about words in books was good training for being picky about data on computers. She spent several years managing news content at ClariNet (the first online news aggregator), and worked as the Editorial Director at Alexa Internet.

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