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NASA digitization of photos and videos

NASA photo, video collection to be digitized, Digital Silence (August 27, 2007)

NASA and Internet Archive of San Francisco are partnering to scan, archive and manage the agency’s vast collection of photographs, historic film and video. The imagery will be available through the Internet and free to the public, historians, scholars, students, and researchers.

NASA selected Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization, as a partner for digitizing and distributing agency imagery through a competitive process. The two organizations are teaming through a non-exclusive Space Act agreement to help NASA consolidate and digitize its imagery archives using no NASA funds.

"We’re dedicated to making all human knowledge available in the digital realm," said Brewster Kahle, digital librarian and founder of Internet Archive.  

More interesting details at the above link.

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  1. dcornwall says:

    How wonderful that NASA is partnering with a nonprofit foundation dedicated to full public access instead of a for-profit entity like Showtime with an interest in restricting how content can be used. Good job and Godspeed, NASA!

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    "And besides all that, what we need is a decentralized, distributed system of depositing electronic files to local libraries willing to host them." — Daniel Cornwall, tipping his hat to Cato the Elder for the original quote.

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