LivesArchived partners with the Internet Archive to make sure your cherished documents can be preserved forever. Your archives aren’t the only amazing information you can find on the online archive. The online archive houses everything from photos from NASA to audio recordings from the Smithsonian Institute. Here are 7 facts you didn’t know about the Internet Archive which most people know from their “WayBack Machine” feature.
7 Amazing Facts
The Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. You can upload all these file types to your LivesArchived collection. For more inspiration see some of LivesArchived’s examples.
NASA stores all their old documents on the Online Archive. You can look at all the first blue prints of space ships and launch plans. Your family photos can be stored alongside artifacts of space exploration.
The “Cratediggers” collection is a collection of “obscure, forgotten or lost audio recordings that experienced low-volume production (or no-volume production, just being made by hand).” These are digitized by the efforts of “cratediggers” all over the country. One recording I found was of all the original Orson Wells radio shows!
The collection of the “Living Console Room” is a collection that documents the changes in household technology from televisions to video game consoles. You can even play old games! Like here you can click to play the original pac-man.
Collections of genealogy on the Online Archive might could help you find out more about your past. Like your own archive, this collection documents the real stories of people’s history from marriage documents to immigration papers from pre-colonial America. Learn more about how archiving can help connect you to your past.
Just about anything you can think of there’s a collection dedicated to it on the Online Archive. The Sci-Fi/ Horror classics archive is complete with “monsters and aliens, space and time travel, experiments gone wrong, unimagined disasters.”
When you set up an archive using LivesArchived your own documents can be part of the Internet Archive as well as displayed to be shared on LivesArchived.