Donation to Internet Archive on behalf of the Research Cooperative
This week I made a small donation to the Internet Archive, where early versions of our network have been permanently recorded. The Internet Archive has a huge role in making the Internet useful, and is helpful for us, so I consider this money well spent. I received the following standard reply:
Thank you, Peter Matthews!
We so appreciate your donation of $ 50.00 to the Internet Archive on December 25th, 2016. I know there are many good organizations seeking your help, and we are honored that you have chosen to support the Internet Archive. With your support, we can make sure you have free and open access to knowledge—forever.
At the Internet Archive, we feel an increasing urgency to ensure that the world’s knowledge is not lost. That web pages that blink on and off and disappear will remain accessible forever, so the public can always have access to the facts.
Uncertain times require bold solutions. We are building new tools and laying plans to create a working copy of the Internet Archive across the border in Canada. All of this will require staff and millions of dollars to build the infrastructure to keep our data safe. We are truly grateful for your support.
If you haven’t already, we invite you to get a virtual library card at Archive.org . For those of you with an account, be sure to sign up for our general announcements and newsletter in “Settings.” These are great ways to receive invitations to our events, learn about the gems in the Archive’s collections and as an account holder, write a review or upload items to the Archive.
Please make this your library. Share with us what would be the most useful to you and your community. I am looking forward to your input.
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