Category Archives: Audio Archive

New Support for HTML5 audio tag!

We just rolled out the tag support option for our audio files (which is similar to our tag support that we have had as an option for a bit). So patrons can now opt to not use our flash plugin … Continue reading

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October 1962…Camelot in Crisis

Being a fan of MadMen and also being old enough to have experienced “duck and cover”, these recordings are just a revelation: http://www.archive.org/details/dictabelt_cassette_a http://www.archive.org/details/dictabelt_cassette_b There’s the Mississippi University Crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Hey, there’s Bobby Kennedy, then the … Continue reading

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An Old-fashioned Book Drive! Please help make the Open Library Book collection even bigger.

From Open Library: The Internet Archive has been scanning books for some years now, and we’re always looking for more. In addition to 1,000,000+ eBooks available to anyone available through Open Library, we’ve announced the release of modern books for … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day at the Archive

Let’s see what we’ve got for St. Patrick’s Day on the servers….. Newsreel of the huge parade in New York City in 1939 (with some other interesting news of the day). A tune featuring bagpipe and fiddle A breathtaking image … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Free Music widget is back

After a brief hiatus the Internet Archive Free Music widget is back. Below is an image that is linked to widgetbox.com where you can get it. It has a continuous RSS feed of new live music as it arrives. And … Continue reading

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Economic Crisis and the President’s Response

On today’s date in 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his radio “fireside chats,” telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis. Searching the Internet archive I found an audio file in … Continue reading

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Alice In Wonderland…a look back

Twas Brillig! With a yet another new version of Alice In Wonderland being released today in a theater near you, I thought I’d take a look back in the Internet Archive to see what we have. Here is the first … Continue reading

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