FW: Help to keep information free, accessible and private. Forever.

From: Andrew Johnson

Date: 2016-11-29 08:58:26

Internet Archive NewsletterThe internet archive is a valuable resource and I found the tone of this message to be of some concern to those of us that value the truth above all else. So I thought I would forward it…  From: Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive [mailto:blue@relevantblue.co…] On Behalf Of Brewster Kahle, Internet ArchiveSent: 29 November 2016 06:05To: ad.johnson@ntlworld….Subject: Help to keep information free, accessible and private. Forever.  Letter from Founder and Digital Librarian, Brewster Kahle  Dear Internet Archive Patrons,We need your help to make sure the Internet Archive lasts forever.The history of libraries is one of loss. Libraries like ours are susceptible to different fault lines: earthquakes, legal regimes, institutional failure.So this year, we have set a new goal: to create a copy of Internet Archive’s digital collections in another country. We are building the Internet Archive of Canada because lots of copies keeps stuff safe. This will cost millions. You are one of the special people who keep the Internet Archive going in a big way. Will you help sustain this non-profit library by making a tax-deductible donation today?On November 9 in America, we woke up to a new administration promising radical change.This is a firm reminder that institutions like ours, built for the long-term, need to design for change.For us, it means keeping our cultural materials safe, private and perpetually accessible.It means preparing for a Web that may face greater restrictions.It means serving patrons in a world in which government surveillance is not going away; indeed it looks like it will increase.Throughout history, libraries have fought against terrible violations of privacy—where people have been rounded up simply for what they read. Let’s protect reader privacy in the digital world.The Internet Archive is a non-profit library built on trust. Our mission: to give everyone access to all knowledge, forever. For free. The Internet Archive has only 150 staff but runs one of the top-250 websites in the world. Reader privacy is very important to us, so we don’t accept ads that track your behavior. We don’t even collect your IP address. But we still need to pay for the increasing costs of servers, staff and rent.You may not know this, but your support for the Internet Archive makes more than 3 million e-books available for free to millions of Open Library patrons around the world.Your support has fueled the work of journalists who used our Political TV Ad Archive in their fact-checking of candidates’ claims.It keeps the Wayback Machine going, saving 300 million Web pages each week, so no one will ever be able to change the past just because there is no digital record of it.If you find our work has been useful to you, please take a minute to donate $25, $50, $75 or whatever you can afford. If everyone reading this gave just $50, we could end this fundraiser right now. Help ensure the Internet Archive lasts forever. I promise you—It will be money well spent.Donate today! Thank you,Brewster KahleFounder & Digital Librarian      Â    Support the Internet Archive     – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -You are receiving this email because you subscribed to the Internet Archive newsletterInternet Archive, 300 Funston St. San Francisco, CA unsubscribe from this list RelevantBlue Privacy Policy  

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