Internet Archive: Universal Access. Open APIs.

VM Brasseur (13.Jul.2017 at 14:00, 50 min)
Talk at OpenWest Conference 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

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 I 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 [214]

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Rating: 5 of 5

13.Jul.2017 at 17:02 by Joshua Marsh (17 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk. Learned a lot about the internet archive. It was so much more than I realized.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Jul.2017 at 16:52 by John Anderson (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Excellent talk; I already knew (I thought) a fair bit about IA but I learned a bunch of new stuff, particularly about the available APIs

Only suggestion for improvement (and this may have only been an issue due to the area the talk was in): some of the photos were very dark, making it hard to see any detail in them.

Rating: 5 of 5

17.Jul.2017 at 15:32 by Deb Nicholson (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very interesting! I learned more than I thought I would.

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Jul.2017 at 20:09 by Pedro Salgado (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really enjoyed this talk.

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