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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