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Brewster Kahle

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    Knowing what you know now about the internet and how your venture turned out, what do you wish you had done differently from the beginning? We are in the third battle for the open internet, and it is a tough battle. I will use the term “open” to mean a game with many winners, in […]

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    The following blog post is written by Roger Macdonald, director, Television Archive; Brewster Kahle, digital librarian, Internet Archive. Photo credit: IceNineJon We are seeing more and more public benefits arising from applying digital search and analysis to news from our most pervasive and persuasive medium— television. That’s why, we are thrilled to announce that the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest public digital libraries, is expanding our television news research library to make readily available hundreds of thousands of hours of U.S. television news programs for users to search, quote and borrow.   The expansion plan is being supported by $1 million in funding from Knight Foundation. With this support, we will grow our TV News Search & Borrow service, which currently includes more than 400,000 broadcasts dating back to June 2009, to add hundreds of thousands of new broadcasts. This means helping inform and engage communities by strengthening the work of journalists, scholars, teachers, librarians, documentarians, civic organizations and others dedicated to public benefit.