Every television ad, news segment, political blog and campaign website in the Philadelphia market will be searchable prior to the Nov. 4 election, thanks to the Internet Archive.
From 1977 to 2012, the Philadelphia librarian recorded 140,000 VHS tapes worth of history. Now the Internet Archive has a plan to make them public and searchable.
Inspired by a pillar of antiquity, the Library of Alexandria, Brewster Kahle has a grand vision for the Internet Archive, the giant aggregator and digitizer of data, which he founded. As of Tuesday, the archive’s online collection will include every morsel of news produced in the last three years by 20 different channels, encompassing more than 1,000 news series that have generated more than 350,000 separate programs devoted to news.
The Internet Archive, a California-based organization that collects audio, moving images and Web pages for historical purposes, has put together a television news archive of 9/11 coverage.