Internet Archive: About IA
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit library. Founded in 1996, our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. We collect published works and make them available in digital formats. We are building a public library that can serve anyone in the world with access to the Internet. We began in 1996 by archiving the Internet itself, a medium that was just beginning to grow in use. Like newspapers, the content published on the web was ephemeral - but unlike newspapers, no one was saving it. As our web archive grew, so did our commitment to providing digital versions of other published works. 279 billion web pages 11 million books and texts 4 million audio recordings (including 160,000 live concerts) 3 million videos (including 1 million Television News programs) 1 million images 100,000 software programs Anyone with a free account can upload media to the Internet Archive. Because we are a library, we pay special attention to books.
• Sciences de L'information et de la Communication SIC