Copiar o Internet Archive para o Canadá porque… Trump

Após os resultados das Presidenciais americanas, o Internet Archive tomou a decisão de fazer uma cópia dos seus dados no Canadá, com o objectivo de garantir a sua segurança.

A “Internet Archive” é uma organização não governamental, sem fins lucrativos, que preserva livros, filmes, software, música e websites. Actualmente conta com uma biblioteca de 279 mil milhões de websites.

Esta operação custa milhões de dólares e, por isso, a organização conta com o apoio de todos. Qualquer pessoa pode ajudar fazendo uma doação.

Libraries like ours are susceptible to different fault lines:

Earthquakes,

Legal regimes,

Institutional failure.

So this year, we have set a new goal: to create a copy of Internet Archive’s digital collections in another country. We are building the Internet Archive of Canada because, to quote our friends at LOCKSS, “lots of copies keep stuff safe.” This project will cost millions. So this is the one time of the year I will ask you: please make a tax-deductible donation to help make sure the Internet Archive lasts forever.

On November 9th in America, we woke up to a new administration promising radical change. It was a firm reminder that institutions like ours, built for the long-term, need to design for change.

For us, it means keeping our cultural materials safe, private and perpetually accessible. It means preparing for a Web that may face greater restrictions.

It means serving patrons in a world in which government surveillance is not going away; indeed it looks like it will increase.

Help Us Keep the Archive Free, Accessible, and Reader Private [Internet Archive]