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NASA partners with Internet Archive

According to a press release, NASA and Internet Archive on Thursday “made available the most comprehensive compilation ever of NASA’s vast collection of photographs, historic film and video…. [T]he Internet site combines for the first time 21 major NASA imagery collections into a single, searchable online resource.”

The Internet Archives says that it entered into an agreement with NASA in 2007 to create this service, but that the it receives no financial support from NASA. The project is currently funded through a grant from the Kahle-Austin Foundation and and IA is encouraging users of the site to help support this project.

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  1. dcornwall says:

    How refreshing to see a federal agency not go with an exclusive private deal! Way to go Brewster and NASA!

    ———————————— "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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