The Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. The “more”? 475 billion web pages, 28 million books and texts, 14 million recordings (including 220,000 live concerts), 6 million videos (including 2 million Television News programs), 3.5 million images, 580,000 software programs. They have had an office in Toronto for many years. Do you know what they do? who they work with? how people use their work?
We talked with Andrea Mills, Digitization Program Manager @ Internet Archive Canada (IAC) about the current work, partnerships, technologies and plans for the future. IAC is an incredible source for all Canadians, and one which Canada’s public libraries and academic institutions should leverage.
Andrea joined the University of Toronto’s Archive team in 2006. She has become immersed in all facets of managing digitization projects, with a focus on accessibility, academic libraries, archives and government partners. As Program Manager, Andrea has the pleasure of working with libraries and users around the world, helping to bring collections of material into the public domain, ensuring their organization has the greatest reach.
Here’s the recording: