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SHOW DETAILS SORT BY VIEWS eye Title Date Archived Creator 4.2B 4.2B Community Audio collection 2,035,690 ITEMS 4.2B VIEWS Dec 14, 2005 12/05 by Community Audio collection
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You are invited to view or upload audios to the Community collection. These thousands of recordings were all contributed by Archive users and community members. Please select a Creative Commons License during upload so that others will know what they may (or may not) do with with your audio. Click here to contribute your audio ! Browse by style: Blues , Country , Electronic , Experimental , Hiphop , Indie , Jazz , Rock , Spoken Word .
2.3B 2.3B Community Video collection 832,255 ITEMS 2.3B VIEWS Feb 26, 2005 02/05 by Internet Archive collection
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You are invited to view or upload your videos to the Community collection. These thousands of videos were contributed by Archive users and community members. These videos are available for free download. Please select a Creative Commons License during upload so that others will know what they may (or may not) do with with your video. Click here to upload your video !
Topic: Moving Images
1.7B 1.7B Community Texts collection 852,309 ITEMS 1.7B VIEWS Jan 18, 2005 01/05 by Internet Archive collection
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These books are books contributed by the community. Click here to contribute your book ! For more information and how-to please see Uploaders, please note: supports metadata about items in just about any language so long as the characters are UTF8 encoded Find books by language: Afar Books Afrikaans Books Akan Books Albanian Books Arabic Books Armenian Books Aymara Books Azerbaijan Books Balochi Books Bambara...
Topic: Texts
1.7B 1.7B American Libraries collection 3,019,253 ITEMS 1.7B VIEWS Jan 23, 2006 01/06 collection
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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft , Yahoo! , The Sloan Foundation , and others.
1.6B 1.6B Community Data collection 247,584 ITEMS 1.6B VIEWS May 12, 2010 05/10 collection
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A collection of data and miscellaneous media donated by individuals to the Internet Archive.
1.1B 1.1B The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection collection 13,259 ITEMS 1.1B VIEWS Mar 7, 2006 03/06 collection
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LibriVox - founded in 2005 - is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free downloads on the internet. If you are not in the USA, please check your country's copyright law before downloading. Please visit the LibriVox website where you can search for books that interest you. You can search or...
507.4M 507M Electric Sheep collection 574 ITEMS 507.4M VIEWS Jul 6, 2010 07/10 collection
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Electric Sheep is a distributed computing project for animating and evolving fractal flames, which are in turn distributed to the networked computers, which display them as a screensaver. Process The process is transparent to the casual user, who can simply install the software as a screensaver. Alternatively, the user may become more involved with the project, manually creating a fractal flame file for upload to the server where it is rendered into a video file of the animated fractal flame....
Topic: electric sheep
482.7M 483M Live Music Archive collection 201,487 ITEMS 482.7M VIEWS Nov 19, 2005 11/05 collection
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Browse: all artists · this day in history · average review rating · number reviews · date reviewed · number views The Live Music Archive is a community committed to providing the highest quality live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format, along with the convenience of on-demand streaming. In 2002, the Internet Archive teamed up with to create the Live Music Archive in order to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to...
Topic: Live Music
482M 482M Canadian Libraries collection 596,750 ITEMS 482M VIEWS Jun 16, 2005 06/05 by Internet Archive Canada collection
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Welcome to the Canadian Libraries page. The Toronto scanning centre was established in 2004 on the campus of the University of Toronto . From its humble beginnings, Internet Archive Canada has worked with well over 50 institutions, in providing their unique material(s) with open access and sharing these collections the world over. From the Archives of the Sisters of Service to the University of Alberta, IAC has digitized approximately 522,741 unique and special collections. Many...
Topic: Texts
268M 268M University of Toronto - Robarts Library collection 214,580 ITEMS 268M VIEWS Dec 7, 2006 12/06 collection
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The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university. Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items. The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in...
246.5M 246M Community Spirituality and Religion collection 110,861 ITEMS 246.5M VIEWS Jun 15, 2006 06/06 collection
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These religion and spirituality videos were contributed by Archive users.
228.6M 229M California Digital Library collection 191,917 ITEMS 228.6M VIEWS Feb 14, 2006 02/06 collection
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The California Digital Library supports the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve. In addition, the CDL provides tools that support the construction of online information services for research, teaching, and learning, including services that enable the UC libraries to effectively share their materials and provide greater access to digital content.
215M 215M Netlabels collection 72,649 ITEMS 215M VIEWS Dec 14, 2005 12/05 collection
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Welcome to the Netlabels collection at the Internet Archive . This collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons -licensed catalogs of 'virtual record labels'. These 'netlabels' are non-profit, community-built entities dedicated to providing high quality, non-commercial, freely distributable MP3/OGG-format music for online download in a multitude of genres. Styles include: melodic electronica ( e.g. Observatory Online , Please Do Something ) minimal house (...
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197.7M 198M Folksoundomy: A Library of Sound collection 554,732 ITEMS 197.7M VIEWS Dec 12, 2016 12/16 collection
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Folksonomy : A system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. Coined by Thomas Vander Wal, it is a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy. Folksoundomy : A collection of sounds, music and speech derived from the efforts of volunteers to make information as widely available as possible. Because...
181.7M 182M Feature Films collection 6,394 ITEMS 181.7M VIEWS Feb 26, 2005 02/05 by Internet Archive collection
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Feature films, shorts , silent films and trailers are available for viewing and downloading. Enjoy! View a list of all the Feature Films sorted by popularity . Do you want to post a feature film? First, figure out if it's in the Public Domain. Read this FAQ about determining if something is PD. If you're still not sure, post a question to the forum below with as much information about the movie as possible. One of our users might have relevant information.
Topic: Moving Images
177.2M 177M Prelinger Archives collection 7,864 ITEMS 177.2M VIEWS Jun 4, 2005 06/05 collection
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View thousands of films from the Prelinger Archives! Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division . Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and...
161.4M 161M European Libraries collection 690,818 ITEMS 161.4M VIEWS Oct 23, 2008 10/08 collection
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Scanned books from various European Libraries.
160.6M 161M United States Patent and Trademark Office documents collection 409,692 ITEMS 160.6M VIEWS May 4, 2014 05/14 collection
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United States Patent and Trademark Office documents contributed by Think Computer Foundation.
Topic: U.S Patent
133.9M 134M Television Archive collection 1,796,572 ITEMS 133.9M VIEWS Jun 13, 2008 06/08 collection
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Programs in  TV News Archive for research and educational purposes. The programs allow users to search across a collection of television news programs dating back to 2009 for research and educational purposes such as fact checking. Users may view short clips, share links to customized short quotes, embed customized short quotes, or borrow a copy of the full program.
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131.5M 132M Grateful Dead collection 13,779 ITEMS 131.5M VIEWS Mar 27, 2004 03/04 by Grateful Dead collection
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Browse: this just in · stream only (SBD) shows · downloadable (AUD) shows · this day in history · average review rating · number reviews · date reviewed · number views · search forums Created in 2004 this collection consists of both audience and soundboard recordings. It is not uncommon to find multiple versions of the same show. For more information please see the FAQ . The Grateful Dead collection is not currently open to public uploads. Search Shows: Downloadable Shows - usually...
Topic: grateful dead, jam, rock, jerry garcia
129.6M 130M Biodiversity Heritage Library collection 211,172 ITEMS 129.6M VIEWS Dec 28, 2006 12/06 collection
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Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge. | The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life . The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of...
125.8M 126M Community Images collection 197,596 ITEMS 125.8M VIEWS Jul 6, 2018 07/18 collection
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Images contributed by Internet Archive users and community members. These images are available for free download. Please select a Creative Commons License during upload so that others will know what they may (or may not) do with with your images.
Topic: images
125.3M 125M Television Archive News Search Service collection 1,786,399 ITEMS 125.3M VIEWS Jun 21, 2012 06/12 collection
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Items included in the Television News search service. Part of TV News Archive .
113.9M 114M Internet Arcade collection 1,746 ITEMS 113.9M VIEWS Aug 6, 2014 08/14 collection
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The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.   The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale...
96.9M 97M Speed Runs collection 4,271 ITEMS 96.9M VIEWS Nov 18, 2004 11/04 collection
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Speed running (trying to complete a videogame in the fastest time possible) is almost as old as gaming itself. At least, it's almost as old as games that have a definite end point or staging points, since speedrunning a game with infinitely repeating levels is Sisyphean. This collection hosts downloadable movie files documenting the swiftest possible way to complete videogames such as Quake, Metroid, Zelda and many others. The videos come from Speed Demos Archive , TASvideos , and other...
Topic: video games
95.2M 95M Old Time Radio collection 4,178 ITEMS 95.2M VIEWS May 10, 2006 05/06 collection
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You are invited to listen to and download Old Time Radio shows here! Browse by: number views · average review rating · number reviews · date reviewed · date archived · topic
92.6M 93M the Portuguese web-archive collection 10,841 ITEMS 92.6M VIEWS Feb 11, 2014 02/14 collection
eye 92.6M - The Portuguese web-archive (PWA) is the national Web archive of Portugal. Its mission is to periodically archive contents of national interest available on the Web, storing and preserving for future generations information of historical relevance. It is a service of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
90.8M 91M Folkscanomy: A Library of Books collection 497,049 ITEMS 90.8M VIEWS Dec 20, 2012 12/12 collection
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Folksonomy : A system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. Coined by Thomas Vander Wal, it is a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy. Folkscanomy : A collection of books and text derived from the efforts of volunteers to make information as widely available as possible. Because the...
87.3M 87M Journals collection 1,758,689 ITEMS 87.3M VIEWS Nov 5, 2013 11/13 collection
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A collection of scholarly literature created by experts and professionals in their fields. Included are theses, books, abstracts and articles.
Topics: academic, scientific, white papers, scholar, scholarly, peer review, jstor, arxiv, thesis,...
86.5M 87M Universal Library collection 120,021 ITEMS 86.5M VIEWS May 7, 2006 05/06 collection
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The Universal Library Project, sometimes called the Million Books Project, was pioneered by Jaime Carbonell, Raj Reddy, Michael Shamos, Gloriana St Clair, and Robert Thibadeau of Carnegie Mellon University. The Governments of India, China, and Egypt are helping fund this effort through scanning facilities and personnel. The Internet Archive has contributed 100k books from the Kansas City Public Library along with servers to India. The Indian government scanned the appropriate books. The...
83.3M 83M Iraq War: Non-English Language Videos collection 36,187 ITEMS 83.3M VIEWS May 4, 2006 05/06 collection
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This collection contains user-submitted videos that are primarily from Middle Eastern sources. The Internet Archive has not reviewed these videos for content, but we have included them here in order to preserve as complete a record as possible of the worldwide views concerning current events in the Middle East. Caution: These videos may not be appropriate for all users. These items have not been reviewed for content. Some items contain images of graphic violence, or appear to explicitly...
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