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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).
The Internet Archive's goal is to make and preserve one copy of every published work it is able to attract or acquire - books, movies, records, everything.