The Internet Archive's ten petabyte celebration

The Internet Archive's ten petabyte celebration

Summary: The Internet Archive - the Internet's library and home of the Wayback Machine - celebrated the addition of the 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte to its massive collections at its San Francisco home.


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  • Outside the Archive, and around the corner in the former Christian Scientist reading room, is where the Archive has its book scanning room.

  • The Archive's repurposed reading room makes lovely, modernized use of the antique fixtures.

  • The Archive wants to create the world's largest library and uses a scanning system called Scribe. The San Francisco scanning room is one of many worldwide that contribute to the Archive - all which combine to scan over 1000 books a day (47 books an hour, or one book every 90 seconds).

Topics: Data Centers, Data Management

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