Digital Junkyard: A Competitor To The Internet Archive?
from the more-archiving-is-good... dept
Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive project is really a great thing, but should there be only one such archive? It looks like they may be getting some competition in the form of the digital junkyard being built at the University of Waterloo. They claim it’s the “world’s largest” archive of digital content – but I wonder if they’re really larger than the Internet Archive which is quite large and growing every day by leaps and bounds. It’s going to contain all sorts of odd content, though, including “everything from movie outtakes to the sound bites left on the editing floor during the shooting of a music video.” They say they plan to make it available to anyone who wants access, but don’t say how they plan to do so. Right now, however, it’s not easy to find at all, and after a quick search, I’ve given up until someone with more time/knowledge of this project points it out.