Advances in computing and communications mean that we can cost-effectively store
every book, sound recording, movie, software package, and public web page ever created, and
provide access to these collections via the Internet to students and adults all over the world. By
mostly using existing institutions and funding sources, we can build this as well as compensate
authors within what is current worldwide library budget.
20 petabytes and growing, the Internet Archive is the 250th most popular website. This talk will discuss the technology and politics of building a large library.