Wayback Machine - fund raising

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Internet archive, the Wayback Machine, is  appealing for funds.

The founder and digital librarian, Brewster Kahle, said this appeal to ensure facts, good, reliable information is archived at a time when fake news is proliferating.

The objective of the fund raising is to create copy of the archive's digital collections in Canada because Mr Kahle said: '...lots of copies keeps things safe.'

During this month, a supporter of the archive, will match donations dollar for dollar.

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet run by a non-profit organisation based in San Fransisco, California.

The intent is to capture and archive content that would otherwise be lost whenever a site is changed to closed down.