Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Get back--get back--get back to where you once belonged...

In honor of the release of the Beatles' Let It Be...Naked CD this month I decided to highlight the Internet Archives and the Way Back Machine for today.

The Way Back Machine (available at the Internet Archives) is a wonderful recreational and educational tool for any librarian. Whether you want to revisit past designs of the OLA website or you want to show a library instruction class how to evaluate a website, this is a wonderful tool. The Internet Archive project is also divided into 3 areas (Moving Images, Audio, & Text) to make searching the cyber-past a little easier. One of my favorite things about the site is the other Internet preservation groups it is involved with--wonderful projects like Project Gutenberg and Open Source Audio, just to name a couple.

So give it a try and see how far we have/haven't come since everything became available on the Internet.

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