NYT: In a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of Books

Wenn der Gründer des Internet Archives analoge Bücher sammelt …

… “We want to collect one copy of every book,” said Brewster Kahle, who has spent $3 million to buy and operate this repository situated just north of San Francisco. “You can never tell what is going to paint the portrait of a culture.”

As society embraces all forms of digital entertainment, this latter-day Noah is looking the other way. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur who made his fortune selling a data-mining company to Amazon.com in 1999, Mr. Kahle founded and runs the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving Web pages — 150 billion so far — and making texts more widely available.

But even though he started his archiving in the digital realm, he now wants to save physical texts, too. …

Der ganze Beitrag: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/technology/internet-archives-repository-collects-thousands-of-books.html

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