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### Objective

The field of application for the EUROMEDIA project represents the fusion of digital multimedia technology with broadcasting technology. A basic prerequisite for emerging broadcasting services such as Video on Demand (VoD) is the design of digital archives and the provision of suitable means for access them. Since digitised material intended for broadcasting, including relevant descriptive and administrative data, is multimedia in nature, the digital archives also need to be multimedia.

The project addresses both the design of the archives and the development of suitable means for accessing them. It is developing a digital multimedia archive in the broadcasting domain. The project is characterised by:

- Use of available technology.
- Design and installation of multimedia archives with common access by the users involved in the consortium.
- Application of suitable and advanced (semi)automated multimedia indexing and retrieval methods using image processing.
- Interconnection of and data exchange between local components installed at the individual users' sites using available communications infrastructure.
- Provision of interfaces to administration and production at the broadcasting sites involved.
- Integration into the broadcasting workflow.
- Analysis of service provision by applying the pilot system to the distribution of programmes among the users involved.

The system will also provide mechanisms for the management of rights and remuneration. For coping with mass storage problems, most of the material will be kept in preview quality.

The users involved are broadcasters who are participating in the EUROMEDIA consortium and other potential users of the archives.

In addition to the broadcasting scenario described above, the generality of the system being developed will be validated by analysing transfer applications for multimedia publishers (e.g. CD-ROM or CD-I-production). Access to archives is of particular relevance for multimedia publishers, since reuse of multimedia material is essential for maintaining competitiveness.

### Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

### Participants (4)

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17 Sep - The General Assembly at the th plenary meeting of the 14th session.

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1 Sep - The UN is a vast centre of information about politics and technology, human rights and peace-keeping, hunger and plenty. The words "United Nations, NY” appear almost daily in thousands of newspapers around the world. This progmmme takes the viewer into a vital, but rarely--seen part of the UN -- the realm of the "newsmakers". It is a backstage tour with the men and women who get the news, write it, film it speak it, and televise it.

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1 Nov - The highlight of this memorable musical program is a rehearsal and performance by these two famous musicians of a new "raga" specially composed by Shankar.

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1 Dec - "The most beautiful place on earth" that's Laurence Gould's description of Antarctica, a continent, he first saw in when he was second-in-command to Admiral Byrd in the flight across the South Pole.

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1 Oct - Man Builds, Man Destroys: A major UN series of 30 films dealing with our global environment and what man is doing to it.

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UN Secretary-General Visits Nigeria

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Press Briefing by Permanent Representative of Jordan

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Press Briefing by Chairman of Special Committee on Apartheid

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th Meeting of Special Committee on Apartheid

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nd Meeting of Special Committee on Apartheid

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Address by UN Secretary-General to Organization of American States

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th, st Meetings of Special Committee on Apartheid

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UN Secretary-General Meets Turkish Prime Minister, Rings Peace Bell, and Opens UN Art Show

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UN World Food Conference - Part 5

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UN / DETAINED STAFF UPDATE

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UN / SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE REPORT

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GENEVA / COVID MANDATORY VACCINATION

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OHCHR / RUSSIA HUMAN RIGHTS

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#### Statistics

• The AV Library has over 6, hours of historical content in 35,16 and 8mm film and 49, hours of video stored in its off-site archives.
• Over 18, hours of audio in a wide variety of formats are available in our off-site archives.
• Currently, of the 1, available historic UN Radio Classics are now available for download on this website.
• In , an independent producer helped to digitize over UN Concerts.
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## Multimedia Archives and Mediators

• Manolis Wallace
• Yannis Avrithis
• Stefanos Kollias
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Definition:The integration of multimedia archives through a common, unified access point for end users, always considering their particular copyright and access policies, emerges as a necessary step for the preservation of their content and their financial viability.

During the last decade, the cost of storage and wide area communication services has decreased, while their capacity increased dramatically. This fact, along with the increasing penetration of e-commerce applications, has made digital storage, annotation and access of multimedia information a mature and viable choice for content holding organizations and individuals. Numerous multimedia archives have, either totally or incrementally, turned to the utilization of digitized archive technologies. The content of these archives can be made accessible, depending upon copyright, policy and security decisions, over the Internet in a cost efficient, time efficient, anyplace, anytime fashion.

However, one of the main problems of

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### Authors and Affiliations

• Manolis Wallace
• Yannis Avrithis
• Stefanos Kollias
1. alloverlimo.usal Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

### How to cite

Cite this entry as:
Wallace M., Avrithis Y., Kollias S. () Multimedia Archives and Mediators. In: Furht B. (eds) Encyclopedia of Multimedia. Springer, Boston, MA. alloverlimo.us

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NARA does not add to its holdings through purchase. We may accept offers of donations when the documentary materials involved are closely related to Federal records already in our custody. When documentary materials don't have a close Federal connection, we direct potential donors to other appropriate archival facilities.

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In the Federal Government, electronic records are as indispensable as their paper predecessors for documenting citizens' rights, the actions for which officials are accountable, and the nation's history. Effective democracy depends on access to such records.

But we will lose the millions of records being created in electronic forms unless we find ways to preserve and keep them accessible indefinitely. The Electronic Records Archives (ERA) is NARA's vision for a comprehensive, systematic, and dynamic means of preserving and providing continuing access to authentic electronic records over time. You can read more about the Electronic Records Archives on this website.

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CFR is the commonly used name for the Code of Federal Regulations, an annual codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The current edition is available on the U.S. Government Publishing Office website.

You can search the CFR and browse through the editions.

The CFR is also available in Federal Depository Libraries.

### Finding People

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The National Archives does not have information to help you locate living individuals. The records in the custody of NARA are usually at least years old. Information on living individuals is protected by the Privacy Act. NARA records, therefore, are not helpful in providing current information about individuals.

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### Forms

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NARA has close to forms, and some forms change regularly.

Forms last until the office that created them cancels them.

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### Genealogy

How can NARA help me with genealogy research?

The National Archives is a treasure trove of materials that can be used to trace your family lineage. More information is available on Beginning Your Genealogical Research.

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Experts often suggest beginning with your oldest living relatives. Find out more on Beginning Your Genealogical Research.

How do I find ancestors of Native American descent?

NARA holds a great deal of information useful in tracing Native American descent.

Where can I get a copy of my ancestor's passport?

Passport applications can be an excellent source of genealogical information, especially about foreign-born individuals. NARA has passport applications from October through March ; the U.S. Department of State has passport applications from April to the present. More on Passport Applications.

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The Soundex is a coded surname (last name) index based on the way a surname sounds rather than the way it is spelled. Surnames that sound the same, but are spelled differently, like SMITH and SMYTH, have the same code and are filed together. The Soundex coding system was developed so that you can find a surname even though it may have been recorded under various spellings. More information on Soundex.

How do I research my family name?

NARA is not able to help you with broad research on a family name. However, you can hire an independent researcher.

How do I research when my family entered the country?

You can find out about NARA's immigration records holdings in the genealogy section's Immigration Records or Naturalization Records. When researching in this area, working backward from the present should provide you with a manageable time frame in which to conduct research.

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NARA has some ship passenger arrival records.

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The publication Research in the Land Entry Files of the General Land Office describes NARA's holdings on this topic.

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How can NARA help me trace my Canadian lineage?

The Fall issue of NARA's Prologue magazine describes the materials available for this topic. Please see the information on NARA's holdings related to Canadian border crossings.

How can NARA help me trace my Latin American lineage?

Please see the information on NARA's holdings related to Mexican border crossings.

How do I find information about a lighthouse or a lighthouse keeper?

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Which military records should I use for genealogical research?

NARA has many military records that can be used for this purpose. More detailed information is available on the Military Records FAQ.

Where can I find other help with my genealogical research?

Get help with your research and find answers to your genealogy questions from National Archives staff as well as other genealogists at History Hub.

### Government Employment Records

I worked for the Federal government at one time. How can I get a copy of my personnel file?

Information on this topic is available at the National Personnel Records Center.

### History Hub

What is History Hub?

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The general and permanent laws of the United States can be found in the U.S. Code.

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New laws can be further researched at the Library of Congress. It has the complete text of laws from the most recent Congress back to the st Congress (). You can find summary and status information, but not the full text, back to the 93rd Congress. (). GPO Access' Legislative Information website provides additional information.

The first 42 Congresses () are available online in the Library of Congress' American Memory Project.

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Laws that are not online are available in the printed Statutes at Large, which is available in the Federal Depository Libraries.

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### Missing or Stolen Federal Documents

I have a document that may be a Federal government record. I wonder if it should be in the National Archives. What should I do?

Occasionally, a document in private hands actually belongs in a government archives. If it is a Federal, congressional, or presidential record, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) may be interested in recovering the document. Learn more about missing or stolen documents. NARA also has tips online for identifying historical U.S. government documents.

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### Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Recordings

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NARA holds materials in a wide variety of formats including:

### Online Records

Why aren't all the records online?

NARA tries to make as many records as possible available via the Internet. This is a daunting task, even with records that were created in electronic format. More information on this effort is available at Digitization at the National Archives.

The volume of records in NARA's possession that pre-date electronic formats is so vast, that costs and resource availabilities will most likely preclude the conversion of all of them to electronic formats. However, as resources permit, NARA will continue to select records to be digitized and made available electronically.

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Self-service copying by researchers is permitted under specified conditions in most research rooms, using:

• National Archives in-house equipment such as a coin or card-operated electrostatic copiers and microfilm printers, and, less frequently, snapshot copiers, dubbing devices, and others;

• Researchers' own equipment ranging from cameras to scanners, that has been specifically approved by the National Archives for work with the records in question. See also our information on using scanners.

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Presidential materials are first published in the daily Federal Register. They are then issued by the Office of the Federal Register in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. The Weekly Compilation is published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, and contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The White House website is also a useful source for current Presidential documents.

Presidential materials are codified as Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The publication is available in both electronic and print formats and can be found in Federal Depository Libraries. The online Weekly Compilation is full-text beginning with the Clinton Administration.

Executive Orders (EOs) can be difficult to research. The full text of EOs is available online beginning with the Clinton Administration. Bear in mind, however, that they are not static documents. They often change over time. In addition, they can be repealed or superseded by subsequent Executive Orders. The Executive Orders disposition tables on this site can be very helpful in locating an Executive Order and in determining its current status.

Executive Orders published between April 13, , and January 20, can be found in the publication Codification of Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders. This document is out of print, but in addition to the online version, it can be found in most Federal Depository Libraries.

Find a Federal Depository Library near you.

Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations have also been commercially indexed and filmed on microfiche by the Congressional Information Service (CIS index to presidential Executive Orders & proclamations. Washington, DC: Congressional Information Service, ). These indexes and/or microfiche may be available in a local library.

### Sales Catalog

Does NARA have a sales catalog?

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NARA sells reproductions of some of the materials it exhibits. The Publications section describes the items available and provides ordering instructions.

Do you sell exhibit catalogs?

Yes. NARA does sell catalogs for many of its exhibits.

### Treaties

Where can I find the text of a treaty?

The printed series U.S . Treaties and Other International Agreements is the best source. It is not online, but should be available in most Federal Depository Libraries.

Until , treaties passed by the U.S. Senate appeared in the Statutes at Large, which should also be available in a depository library.

Various other compilations and sources also exist. These may be available in a local library. Other single treaties may be available online and can be found using your favorite search engine.

### United States Code

What is the U.S. Code?

The U.S. Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

How do I get to an online copy of the U.S. Code?

A searchable version can be found on the Office of the Law Revision Counsel website at the U.S. House of Representatives. The Code is also available for sale by the U.S. Government Publishing Office in a variety of formats.

### Using the Website

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### Visiting and Using the National Archives

Where is the National Archives located?

The headquarters of the National Archives is located in Washington DC. In addition, a system of Regional Records Services facilities and Presidential libraries spans the entire country. Information on locations and hours can be found at NARA Facilities.

National Archives Building in Washington, DC

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How can I best use the National Archives for research?

Often research can be conducted in local libraries or historical societies. Our Getting Started document can explain differences and similarities between NARA and libraries.

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Who can use the National Archives?

Anyone can use the National Archives. You do not need to be an American citizen or to present credentials or a letter of recommendation. Please refer to the synopsis of the Regulations for Using the National Archives or to the complete NARA regulations as published in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Can I bring and use cameras, scanners, and laptops?

In the Washington area, you may bring equipment. All bags and carrying cases must be left in lockers outside of the research room.

Cameras may be used only with natural light.

Flatbed scanners without sheet feeders are allowed. When you are using a scanner, you must show it to the research room staff and receive special instructions. More information on using scanners.

Contact each facility directly for their policies on equipment.

Can I use my pen and notebook?

Because of the fragility and irreplaceability of many archival materials, restrictions for their protection are in place. We will provide blank paper and pencils.

When can I do research?

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### Vital Records

What are vital records?

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What are  essential records?

In a Federal records management context, the term "essential records" refers to records essential to an agency's continued operations during a national emergency. NARA provides Essential Records Information to assist agencies with developing and implementing an essential records program.

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## Internet Archive

For other uses, see Internet archive (disambiguation).

For help citing the Wayback Machine (an Internet Archive service) in the English Wikipedia, see Help:Using the Wayback Machine.

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American non-profit organization providing archives of digital media since

Coordinates: 37°46′56″N°28′18″W﻿ / ﻿°N °W﻿ / ;

The Internet Archive is an American digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge".[notes 2][notes 3] It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of books. In addition to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating a free and open Internet. As of November , the Internet Archive holds over 33 million books and texts, million movies, videos and TV shows, , software programs, 13,, audio files, 4 million images, and billion web pages in the Wayback Machine.

The Internet Archive allows the public to upload and download digital material to its data cluster, but the bulk of its data is collected automatically by its web crawlers, which work to preserve as much of the public web as possible. Its web archive, the Wayback Machine, contains hundreds of billions of web captures.[notes 4][3] The Archive also oversees one of the world's largest book digitization projects.

### History

Headquarters in Building of the Presidio of San Francisco in

Brewster Kahle founded the Archive in May around the same time that he began the for-profit web crawling company Alexa Internet.[notes 5] In October , the Internet Archive had begun to archive and preserve the World Wide Web in large quantities,[notes 6] though it saved the earliest pages in May [4][5] The archived content first became available to the general public in , when it developed the Wayback Machine.

In late , the Archive expanded its collections beyond the Web archive, beginning with the Prelinger Archives. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software. It hosts a number of other projects: the NASA Images Archive, the contract crawling service Archive-It, and the wiki-editable library catalog and book information site Open Library. Soon after that, the Archive began working to provide specialized services relating to the information access needs of the print-disabled; publicly accessible books were made available in a protected Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) format.[notes 7]

According to its website:[notes 8]

Most societies place importance on preserving artifacts of their culture and heritage. Without such artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures. Our culture now produces more and more artifacts in digital form. The Archive's mission is to help preserve those artifacts and create an Internet library for researchers, historians, and scholars.

### Controversies and legal disputes

The main hall of the current headquarters

In November , free downloads of Grateful Dead concerts were removed from the site. John Perry Barlow identified Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann as the instigators of the change, according to an article in The New York Times.[94]Phil Lesh commented on the change in a November 30, , posting to his personal web site:

It was brought to my attention that all of the Grateful Dead shows were taken down from alloverlimo.us right before Thanksgiving. I was not part of this decision making process and was not notified that the shows were to be pulled. I do feel that the music is the Grateful Dead's legacy and I hope that one way or another all of it is available for those who want it.[95]

A November 30 forum post from Brewster Kahle summarized what appeared to be the compromise reached among the band members. Audience recordings could be downloaded or streamed, but soundboard recordings were to be available for streaming only. Concerts have since been re-added.[notes 87]

### National security letters

On May 8, , it was revealed that the Internet Archive had successfully challenged an FBInational security letter asking for logs on an undisclosed user.[96][97]

On November 28, , it was revealed that a second FBI national security letter had been successfully challenged that had been asking for logs on another undisclosed user.[98]

### Opposition to SOPA and PIPA bills

The Internet Archive blacked out its web site for 12 hours on January 18, , in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Actbills, two pieces of legislation in the United States Congress that they claimed would "negatively affect the ecosystem of web publishing that led to the emergence of the Internet Archive". This occurred in conjunction with the English Wikipedia blackout, as well as numerous other protests across the Internet.[99]

### Opposition to Google Books settlement

The Internet Archive is a member of the Open Book Alliance, which has been among the most outspoken critics of the Google Book Settlement. The Archive advocates an alternative digital library project.[]

### Nintendo Power magazine

In February , Internet Archive users had begun archiving digital copies of Nintendo Power, Nintendo's official magazine for their games and products, which ran from to The first issues had been collected, before Nintendo had the archive removed on August 8, In response to the take-down, Nintendo told gaming website Polygon, "[Nintendo] must protect our own characters, trademarks and other content. The unapproved use of Nintendo's intellectual property can weaken our ability to protect and preserve it, or to possibly use it for new projects".[]

### Government of India

In August , the Department of Telecommunications of the Government of India blocked the Internet Archive along with other file-sharing websites, in accordance with two court orders issued by the Madras High Court,[] citing piracy concerns after copies of two Bollywood films were allegedly shared via the service.[] The HTTP version of the Archive was blocked but it remained accessible using the HTTPS protocol.[]

### Turkey

On October 9, , the Internet Archive was temporarily blocked in Turkey after it was used (amongst other file hosting services) by hackers to host 17 GB of leaked government emails.[][]

### National Emergency Library

In the midst of the COVID pandemic which closed many schools, universities, and libraries, the Archive announced on March 24, that it was creating the National Emergency Library by removing the lending restrictions it had in place for million digitized books in its Open Library but otherwise limiting users to the number of books they could check out and enforcing their return; normally, the site would only allow one digital lending for each physical copy of the book they had, by use of an encrypted file that would become unusable after the lending period was completed. This Library would remain as such until at least June 30, or until the US national emergency was over, whichever came later.[] At launch, the Internet Archive allowed authors and rightholders to submit opt-out requests for their works to be omitted from the National Emergency Library.[][][]

The Internet Archive said the National Emergency Library addressed an "unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research material" due to the closures of physical libraries worldwide.[] They justified the move in a number of ways. Legally, they said they were promoting access to those inaccessible resources, which they claimed was an exercise in Fair Use principles. The Archive continued implementing their controlled digital lending policy that predated the National Emergency Library, meaning they still encrypted the lent copies and it was no easier for users to create new copies of the books than before. An ultimate determination of whether or not the National Emergency Library constituted Fair Use could only be made by a court. Morally, they also pointed out that the Internet Archive was a registered library like any other, that they either paid for the books themselves or received them as donations, and that lending through libraries predated copyright restrictions.[][]

However, the Archive had already been criticized by authors and publishers for its prior lending approach, and upon announcement of the National Emergency Library, authors (like Neil Gaiman and Chuck Wendig), publishers, and groups representing both took further issue, equating the move to copyright infringement and digital piracy, and using the COVID pandemic as a reason to push the boundaries of copyright (see also: Open Library §&#;Copyright violation accusations).[][][][] After the works of some of these authors were ridiculed in responses, the Internet Archive's Jason Scott requested that supporters of the National Emergency Library not denigrate anyone's books: "I realize there's strong debate and disagreement here, but books are life-giving and life-changing and these writers made them."[]

### Publishers' lawsuit

The operation of the National Emergency Library was part of a lawsuit filed against the Internet Archive by four major book publishers in June , challenging the copyright validity of the controlled digital lending program.[61][] In response, the Internet Archive closed the National Emergency Library on June 16, , rather than the planned June 30, , due to the lawsuit.[][] The plaintiffs, supported by the Copyright Alliance,[] claimed in their lawsuit that the Internet Archive's actions constituted a "willful mass copyright infringement". Additionally, Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), chairman of the intellectual property subcommittee on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a letter to the Internet Archive that he was "concerned that the Internet Archive thinks that it – not Congress – gets to determine the scope of copyright law".[] In August the lawsuit trial was tentatively scheduled to begin in November []

As part of its response to the publishers' lawsuit, in late the Archive launched a campaign called Empowering Libraries (hashtag #EmpoweringLibraries) that portrayed the lawsuit as a threat to all libraries.[]

In December , Publishers Weekly included the lawsuit among its "Top 10 Library Stories of ".[]

In a preprint article, Argyri Panezi argued that the case "presents two important, but separate questions related to the electronic access to library works; first, it raises questions around the legal practice of digital lending, and second, it asks whether emergency use of copyrighted material might be fair use" and argued that libraries have a public service role to enable "future generations to keep having equal access—or opportunities to access—a plurality of original sources".[]

### Wayforward Machine

Screenshot of viewing English Wikipedia on the Wayforward Machine

In September 30, as a part of 25th anniversary, the Internet Archive launched the "Wayforward Machine", a pseudo-satirical or fictional website covered with pop-ups asking for personal information. The site was intended to depict a potential timeline of events leading to such a future, such as the repeal of Section of the United States Code.[][] Wayforward Machine will be removed after Internet Archive's 25th anniversary.

### Ceramic archivists collection

Ceramicfigures of Internet Archive employees

The Great Room of the Internet Archive features a collection of more than ceramic figures representing employees of the Internet Archive. This collection, inspired by the statues of the Xian warriors in China, was commissioned by Brewster Kahle, sculpted by Nuala Creed, and is ongoing.[]

### 

The Internet Archive visual arts residency,[] organized by Amir Saber Esfahani, is designed to connect emerging and mid-career artists with the Archive's millions of collections and to show what is possible when open access to information intersects with the arts. During this one-year residency, selected artists develop a body of work that responds to and utilizes the Archive's collections in their own practice.[]

Residency Artists: Caleb Duarte, Whitney Lynn, and Jeffrey Alan Scudder.

Residency Artists: Mieke Marple, Chris Sollars, and Taravat Talepasand.

Residency Artists: Laura Kim, Jeremiah Jenkins, and Jenny Odell

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## Multimedia Archives: New Digital Filters to Correct Equalization Errors on Digitized Audio Tapes

Multimedia archives face the problem of obsolescing and degrading analogue media (e.g., speech and music recordings and video art). In response, researchers in the field have recently begun studying ad hoc tools for the preservation and access of historical analogue documents. This paper investigates the active preservation process of audio tape recordings, specifically focusing on possible means for compensating equalization errors introduced in the digitization process. If the accuracy of corrective equalization filters is validated, an archivist or musicologist would be able to experience the audio as a historically authentic document such that their listening experience would not require the recovery of the original analogue audio document or the redigitization of the audio. Thus, we conducted a MUSHRA-inspired perception test (n = 14) containing 6 excerpts of electronic music (3 stimuli recorded NAB and 3 recorded CCIR). Participants listened to 6 different equalization filters for each stimulus and rated them in terms of similarity. Filters included a correctly digitized “Reference,” an intentionally incorrect “Foil” filter, and a subsequent digital correction of the Foil filter that was produced with a MATLAB script. When stimuli were collapsed according to their filter type (NAB or CCIR), no significant differences were observed between the Reference and MATLAB correction filters. As such, the digital correction appears to be a promising method for compensation of equalization errors although future study is recommended, specifically containing an increased sample size and additional correction filters for comparison.

#### 1. Introduction

The transition required for the information age brings with it the need to transfer preexisting (analogue) multimedia materials into a digital form in order to withstand the wear and tear of time and the progression of technology, such as search and recovery functions through increasingly powerful digital tools. Archiving has become an increasingly important goal both in terms of historical documentation and also for ease of location and availability. The implications of these needs are particularly complex when it comes to historical music recordings. In this context, research on the preservation and restoration of sound documents has been developed in the information engineering area and, in particular, in the multimedia field, augmenting the innovations introduced for storage and retrieval technologies [1]. These developments have additional implications for the definition of digitization protocols to help ensure maintenance and longevity.

This paper presents the problem of equalization in the active preservation process of audio documents. If the goal of the active preservation and re-recording process is to pursue historical faithfulness, the audio signal must be precisely filtered to take into consideration recording equalization that is part of the original source audio document [2]. Choosing the correct equalization curve is essential to avoid the proliferation of additional, incorrect versions of the audio documents (referred to in philology as a “false witnesses” [3]). The choice is usually made on the basis of both historical information (which is rarely complete and exhaustive) and the experience of the technicians [4], introducing a certain margin of interpretation. We therefore present tools to compensate for errors (in choosing the equalization curve) introduced by the re-recording technicians. In this way, if an archivist or musicologist notices that a preservation master has been produced using the wrong equalization curve, it can be changed without having to recover the original analogue audio document (which may have deteriorated in the meantime).

In Section 2, we present an overview of analogue equalization, illustrating the problems concerned with the user choice. Next, we focus on a case study of the analogue audio tape and explain two equalization standards from a mathematical point of view. In Section 3, these equalizations will be transformed into the digital domain, and in Section 4, we report an experiment assessing the perception of these equalization methods. Based on the results, we propose that a digital correction filter provides a reliable means to compensate for errors made in the digitization process.

#### 2. Analogue Equalizations

##### The “Equalization Problem”

The term “equalization” can be used to indicate any procedure that involves altering or adjusting of the overall frequency spectrum characteristics of the audio signal. The concept of filtering audio frequencies dates back at least to the s. It was first applied in harmonic telegraphs and then later adopted in analogue audio recordings [5]. In analogue audio recordings, a preemphasis curve is applied to the signal which is contained in the analogue carrier, and an inverse postemphasis curve is applied during the reproducing phase. Thus, the resulting output signal maintains nearly the flat frequency response of the original input [6], but at the same time, it is characterized by an extension of the dynamic range [7] and an improvement of the SNR [8]. This technique is adopted from several analogue audio technologies due to the limited dynamic range of audio systems [7].

Historically, the adoption of these techniques was not uniform, and several different standards were applied by record manufacturers. To faithfully reproduce recordings, it is necessary to tackle what is referred to as the “equalization problem [9].” This problem specifically arises when analyzing magnetic tape technology. Several standards exist [4], and during playback and digitization, this must be considered to help obtain an “authentic” listening experience, that is, postemphasis filtering (equalization) that corresponds to that of the machines upon which the playback was originally intended. The differences between the equalization curves are subtle, and during the digitization process, it may be difficult to determine the “correct” one, and without reliable documentation or test tones, operators involved in the digitization process are forced to choose the equalization aurally [4, 9], which may lead to errors. Therefore, there is a possibility that an “incorrect” equalization will be selected in the process of digitizing audio tapes. These issues could be resolved through innovative automatic analysis tools, as recently presented in [10], or through an accurate historical investigation of the recording studio, aiming to individuate the original equipment and the relative setup used at the time [11].

The musicological study of sound recording is often performed directly on the digital copy. If, at this stage, the musicologist has doubts about the type of equalization used during the analogue-digital transfer, it is beneficial to provide her/him with corrective tools, which enable comparisons between the existing, possibly inauthentic versions and corrected versions. It is not feasible to redigitize audio tapes with the correct equalization on a large scale due to excessive economic cost of the operation. Furthermore, a number of these heritage items may now be unreadable due to physical degradation [2], making the matter of corrective equalization an urgent one. The solution proposed in this paper is to create a set of precise digital filters to subtract the “incorrect” equalization curve applied in the digitization process and to add a corrective measure. It is important to specify that these filters must only be used to alter access copies or with access tools such as those presented in [12, 13] that filter the signal without performing irreversible changes to the file. That is, they must not alter the preservation copy for any reason.

##### Case Study

Equalization standards are usually referred to with the acronyms of the organization that proposed the standard itself. Historically, different standards were most widespread in Europe and the United States. The most prevalent European standard was IEC1 from the International Electrotechnical Commission, alternatively called CCIR by the acronym of the Comité Consultatif International pour la Radio. In the United States, the most prevalent standard was IEC2, also referred to as NAB from the American National Association of Broadcasters. We henceforth refer to these as CCIR and NAB, being the two standards that this paper focuses on. The equalization standards are strictly connected to another parameter that must be correctly configured before the equalization setting: the playback speed. There are 6 standard speeds, but the most common are 15 ips ( cm/s) and  ips ( cm/s) [4]. The latter speed will be used in our work. As can be seen in [14], digitization problems derived by different speed (and therefore equalization) standards in the same open-reel tape are quite widespread. Nevertheless, in this preliminary study, the authors decided to not involve a second variable. Further study will be necessary for correcting both speed and equalization errors.

The first step of this work consists of the analysis of the pre- and postemphasis curves for any standard. A postemphasis curve could be expressed as a combination of two curves described with the following formula:where is the frequency in Hz and and are the time constants in microseconds [15]. An alternative mathematical representation of the formula iswhere , and is the frequency [16]. The two time constants describe the equalization curve, but in some cases, is . For the  ips audio tape recording, and are, respectively, and 70  for CCIR but   and 50  for NAB (see Table 1). The characteristics of these equalization standards will be analyzed in this paper. Figures 1(a) and 1(b) present the frequency response of pre- and postemphasis curves, respectively, for NAB and CCIR equalization. An incorrect juxtaposition of the pre- and postemphasis significantly alters the spectrum and therefore requires compensation to avoid the loss of accuracy for digitized audio documents. Starting from these analytic formulas, the paper will describe how to create digital filters of the pre- and postemphasis curves to digitally compensate equalization errors in digitized  ips audio tape recordings.

 Equalization standard CCIR 70 NAB 50

#### 3. Digital Equalizations

##### Signals and a Chain of Filters

Given an analogue signal , it passes through two steps before digitization: a recording phase and a reproducing phase. An equalization for each step is defined, followed by the convolutions of the signals with the impulse responses of the recording and reproducing filters and , denoted, respectively, with and . The resulting filter is defined as .

Considering the transfer functions of our filters, in this context, a correct equalization of a signal has to be a flat equalization, which means that its transfer function is the identity operator, i.e., , where is the transfer function of . Denoting, respectively, with and the transfer functions of the recording and reproducing filters and , we should have . In this project, however, we are dealing with a nonflat equalization , where its transfer function since the reproducing curve is wrongly set. It is necessary to apply a filter in order to obtain a flat equalization: , where is the transfer function of .

Taking advantage of the structure of , it is possible to express the desired transfer function as

This last equality is a solution in terms of the transfer functions obtained from the standard NAB and CCIR equalizations defined in [15, 16].

##### Standard NAB and CCIR Transfer Functions

From the standard references, the reproducing characteristic curves are given by magnitude function (2). By definition, (2) is derived from the transfer function of the reproducing analogue filter. Since the standards consider only first-order low-pass and high-pass filters, it is possible to show thatwhere is the transfer function needed. Computing the squared norm of (4) on an imaginary line , where , the result iswhich is the squared argument in (2).

The transfer function is a rational complex polynomial given by the inverse of :where .

Since, in our case, we can infer that the parameters of are incorrect, equation (3) becomeswhere , are the parameters of the recording transfer function , and are the parameters of the wrongly reproduced transfer function .

##### Filter Stability

Now that the general structure of the corrective filters has been described, it is necessary to verify that, with all possible combinations of the four parameters , and , stable filters are obtained. From the reference tables for standard NAB and CCIR equalizations [15, 16], coefficients and can assume finite values or can be . This means that, considering (7) as a function with parameters and , there are four cases:(i): no change in the formal structure of (7)(ii): (7) becomes (iii) and : (7) becomes (iv) and : similarly,

Also, all these filters except the last are stable as they have poles when or , which are both strictly negative. The fourth case gives an unstable filter with the pole in .

Clearly, the real case which corresponds to the unstable filter is relevant in applications as it is the inverse of the chain (i.e., ), where and are, respectively, the transfer functions of CCIR and NAB equalizations (see Table 2 as a summary of all cases).

 Time constant Stable Unstable 50 70 70 50

We need to approximate the unstable filter with a stable one, which is sufficiently “close” (clarified in the following section) to the first, to produce a similar equalization. Formally, we digitize this filter via bilinear transform and digitally approximate it by solving a minimum least square problem, as explained in the following.

##### Digital Approximation of the Unstable Filter

After the digitization of the transfer function , the MATLAB function “freqz” was used to study the behavior of the unstable filter. Examining its output, it was observed that the frequency vector reaches in its first cell, near 0 Hz as expected. Using a pragmatic approach, this value has been overridden with 0. Since this is anextreme modification of the frequency response vector, it has been studied if it is possible to find an approximated stable transfer function starting from the modified frequency response vector such that its frequency response is close to the analogue transfer function, at the very least in audible frequencies.

The transfer function we are dealing with is a rational function of the formwhere and are complex polynomials of finite degrees , with coefficient vectors and , respectively. Given a vector of frequency points , where

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## Audio Visual Archives

The AV Department of Special Collections is dedicated to preserving and making available unique media documenting the history of Utah, the Mormons, and the West. Audio-visual materials are of special concern to archivists not only because they present a dynamic glimpse into history and culture but also because they are in danger of being lost forever due to format obsolescence and deterioration.

Donations of audio-visual materials are encouraged. The University of Utah conducts physical preservation measures and has begun the systematic digitization of audio-visual collections for digital preservation and access. Because the digital preservation process is extremely resource intensive, materials are prioritized for digitization based on a variety of factors, including content, format condition and stability, and donor and user requests. Although it is the archive's goal to digitize and make available all of its audio-visual holdings, digitization of donated materials cannot be guaranteed within any specific time-frame, and scan-and-return donations are not possible at this time.

If you require immediate access to your audio-visual content, it is recommended that you pursue digitization before donating your collection. Even if your materials have already been digitized, please consider donating the original items to Special Collections, where they will be preserved and made accessible to future generations as valuable components of our region's historical record.

For a donation consultation or for information about donating born-digital or digitized items, please contact the Moving Image and Sound Archivists by e-mail or phone.

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1 Nov - The highlight of this memorable musical program is a rehearsal and performance by these two famous musicians of a new Multimedia Archives s specially composed by Shankar.

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1 Dec - Multimedia Archives s most beautiful place on earth" that's Laurence Gould's description of Antarctica, a continent, he first saw in when he was second-in-command to Admiral Byrd in the flight across the South Pole.

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1 Oct - Man Builds, Man Destroys: A major UN series of 30 films dealing with our global environment and what man is doing to it.

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#### Statistics

• The AV Library has over 6, hours of historical content in 35,16 and 8mm film and 49, hours of video stored in its off-site archives.
• Over 18, hours of audio in a wide variety of formats are available in our off-site archives.
• Currently, of the 1, available historic UN Radio Classics are now available for download on this website.
• Inan independent producer helped to digitize over UN Concerts.
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### Objective

The field of application for the EUROMEDIA project represents the fusion of digital multimedia technology with broadcasting technology. A basic prerequisite for emerging broadcasting services such as Video on Demand (VoD) is the design of digital archives and the provision of suitable means for access them. Since digitised material intended for broadcasting, including relevant descriptive and administrative data, is multimedia in nature, the digital archives also need to be multimedia.

The project addresses both the design of the archives and the development of suitable means for accessing them. It is developing a digital multimedia archive in the broadcasting domain. The project is characterised by:

- Use of available technology.
- Design and installation of multimedia archives with common Multimedia Archives s by the users involved in the consortium.
- Application of suitable and advanced (semi)automated multimedia indexing and retrieval methods using image processing.
- Interconnection of and data exchange between local components installed at the individual users' sites using available communications infrastructure.
- Provision of interfaces to administration and production at the broadcasting sites involved.
- Integration into the broadcasting workflow.
- Analysis of service provision by applying the pilot system to the distribution of programmes among Multimedia Archives s users involved.

The system will also provide mechanisms for the management of rights and remuneration, Multimedia Archives s. For coping with mass storage problems, most of the material will be kept in preview quality.

The users involved are broadcasters who are participating in the EUROMEDIA consortium and other potential users of the archives.

In addition to the broadcasting scenario described above, the generality of the system being developed will be validated by analysing transfer applications for multimedia publishers (e.g. CD-ROM or CD-I-production). Access to archives is of particular relevance for multimedia publishers, since reuse of multimedia material is essential for maintaining competitiveness.

### Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

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## Multimedia Archives: New Digital Filters to Correct Equalization Errors on Digitized Audio Tapes

Multimedia archives face the problem of obsolescing and degrading analogue media (e.g., speech and music recordings and video art). In response, researchers in the field have recently begun studying ad hoc tools for the preservation and access of historical analogue documents. This paper investigates the active preservation process of audio tape recordings, specifically focusing on possible means for compensating equalization errors introduced in the digitization process. If the accuracy of corrective equalization filters is validated, an archivist or musicologist would be able to experience the audio as a historically authentic document such that their listening experience would not require the recovery of the original analogue audio document or the redigitization of the audio. Thus, we Multimedia Archives s a MUSHRA-inspired perception test (n = 14) containing 6 excerpts of electronic music (3 stimuli recorded NAB and 3 recorded CCIR). Participants listened to 6 different equalization filters for each stimulus and rated them in terms of similarity. Filters included a correctly digitized “Reference,” an intentionally incorrect “Foil” filter, and a subsequent digital correction of the Foil filter that was produced with a MATLAB script, Multimedia Archives s. When stimuli were collapsed according to their filter type (NAB or CCIR), no significant differences were observed between the Reference and MATLAB correction filters. As such, the digital correction appears to be a promising method for compensation of equalization errors although future study is recommended, specifically containing an increased sample size and additional correction filters for comparison.

#### 1. Introduction

The transition required for the information age brings with it the need to transfer preexisting (analogue) multimedia materials into a digital form in order to withstand the wear and tear of time and the progression of technology, such as search and recovery functions through increasingly powerful digital tools. Archiving has become an increasingly important goal both in terms of historical documentation and also for ease of location and availability. The implications of these needs are particularly complex when it comes to historical music recordings. In this context, research on the preservation and restoration of sound documents has been developed in the information engineering area and, in particular, in the multimedia field, augmenting the innovations introduced for storage and retrieval technologies [1]. These developments have additional Multimedia Archives s for the definition of digitization protocols to help ensure maintenance and longevity.

This paper presents the problem of equalization in the active preservation process of audio documents. Multimedia Archives s the goal of the active preservation and re-recording process is to pursue historical faithfulness, the audio signal must be precisely filtered to take into consideration recording equalization that is part of the original source audio document [2]. Choosing the correct equalization curve is essential to avoid the proliferation of additional, incorrect versions of the audio documents (referred to in philology as a “false witnesses” [3]). The choice is usually made on the basis of both historical information (which is rarely complete and exhaustive) and the experience of the technicians [4], introducing a certain margin of interpretation. We therefore present tools to compensate for errors (in choosing the equalization curve) introduced by the re-recording technicians, Multimedia Archives s. In this way, if an archivist or musicologist notices that a preservation master has been produced using the wrong equalization curve, it can be changed without having to recover the original analogue audio document (which may have deteriorated in the meantime).

In Section 2, Multimedia Archives s, we present an overview of analogue equalization, illustrating the problems concerned with the user choice. Next, we focus on a case study of the analogue audio tape and explain two equalization standards from a mathematical point of view. In Section 3, Multimedia Archives s, these equalizations will be transformed into the digital domain, and in Section 4, we report an experiment assessing the perception of these equalization methods. Based on the results, we propose that a digital correction filter provides a reliable means to compensate for errors made in the digitization process.

#### 2. Analogue Equalizations

##### The “Equalization Problem”

The term “equalization” Multimedia Archives s be used to indicate any procedure that involves altering or adjusting of the overall frequency spectrum characteristics of the audio signal. The concept of filtering audio frequencies dates back at least to the s. It was first Multimedia Archives s in harmonic telegraphs and then later adopted in analogue audio recordings [5]. In analogue audio recordings, a preemphasis curve is applied to the signal which is contained in the analogue carrier, and an inverse postemphasis curve is applied during the reproducing phase, Multimedia Archives s. Thus, the resulting output signal maintains nearly the flat frequency response of the original input [6], but at the same time, it is characterized by an extension of the dynamic range [7] and an improvement of the SNR [8]. This technique is adopted from several analogue audio technologies due to the limited dynamic range of audio systems [7].

Historically, the adoption of these techniques was not uniform, and several different standards were applied by record manufacturers. To faithfully reproduce recordings, it is necessary to tackle what is referred to as the “equalization problem [9].” This problem specifically arises when analyzing magnetic tape technology, Multimedia Archives s. Several standards exist [4], and during playback and digitization, this must be considered to help obtain an “authentic” listening experience, that is, postemphasis filtering (equalization) that corresponds to that of the machines upon which the playback was originally intended. The differences Multimedia Archives s the equalization curves are subtle, and during the digitization process, it may be difficult to determine the “correct” one, and without reliable documentation or test tones, operators involved in the digitization process are forced to choose the equalization aurally [4, 9], which may lead to errors. Therefore, there is a possibility that an “incorrect” equalization will be selected in the process of digitizing audio tapes. These issues could be resolved through innovative automatic analysis tools, as recently presented in [10], or through an accurate historical investigation of the recording studio, aiming to individuate the original equipment and the relative setup used at the time [11].

The musicological study of sound recording is often performed directly on the digital copy. If, at this stage, the musicologist has doubts about the type of equalization used during the analogue-digital transfer, it is beneficial to provide her/him with corrective tools, Multimedia Archives s, which enable comparisons between the existing, possibly inauthentic versions and corrected versions. It is not feasible to redigitize audio tapes with the correct equalization on a large scale due to excessive economic cost of the operation. Furthermore, a number of these heritage items may now be unreadable Multimedia Archives s to physical degradation [2], making the matter of corrective equalization an urgent one. The solution proposed in this paper is to create a set of precise digital filters to subtract the “incorrect” equalization curve applied in the digitization process and to add a corrective measure. It is important to specify that these filters must only be used to alter access copies or with access tools such as those presented in Multimedia Archives s, 13] that filter the signal without performing irreversible changes to the file. That is, they must not alter the preservation copy for any reason.

##### Case Study

Equalization standards are usually referred to with the acronyms of the organization that proposed the standard itself. Historically, different standards were most widespread in Europe and the United States. The most prevalent European standard was IEC1 from the International Electrotechnical Commission, alternatively called CCIR by the acronym of the Comité Consultatif International pour la Radio. Multimedia Archives s the Multimedia Archives s States, the most prevalent standard was IEC2, also referred to as NAB from the American National Association of Broadcasters. We henceforth refer to these as CCIR and NAB, being the two standards that this paper focuses on. The equalization standards are strictly connected to another parameter that must be correctly configured before the equalization setting: the playback speed. There are 6 standard speeds, but the most common are 15 ips ( cm/s) and  ips ( cm/s) [4]. The latter speed will be used in our work. As can be seen in [14], digitization problems derived by different speed (and therefore equalization) standards in the same open-reel tape are quite widespread. Nevertheless, in this preliminary study, the authors decided to not involve a second variable, Multimedia Archives s. Further study will be necessary for correcting both speed and equalization errors.

The first step of this work consists of the analysis of the pre- and postemphasis curves for any standard. A postemphasis curve could be Multimedia Archives s as a combination of two curves described with the following formula:where is the frequency in Hz and and are the time constants in microseconds [15]. An alternative mathematical representation of the formula iswhereand is the frequency [16]. The two time constants describe the equalization curve, but in some cases, is. For the  ips audio tape recording, and are, respectively, and 70  for CCIR but   and 50  for NAB (see Table 1). The characteristics of these equalization standards will be analyzed in this paper. Figures 1(a) and 1(b) present the frequency response of pre- and postemphasis curves, respectively, for NAB and CCIR equalization. An incorrect juxtaposition of the pre- and postemphasis significantly alters the spectrum and therefore requires compensation to avoid the loss of accuracy for digitized audio documents. Starting from these analytic formulas, the paper will describe how to create digital filters of the pre- and postemphasis curves to digitally compensate equalization errors in digitized  ips audio Multimedia Archives s recordings.

 Equalization standard CCIR 70 NAB 50

#### 3, Multimedia Archives s. Digital Equalizations

##### Signals and a Chain of Filters

Given an analogue signalit passes through two steps before digitization: a recording phase and a reproducing phase, Multimedia Archives s. An equalization for each step is defined, followed by the convolutions of the signals with the impulse responses of the recording and reproducing filters anddenoted, respectively, with and. The resulting filter is defined as .

Considering the transfer functions of our filters, in this context, a correct equalization Plagiarism Archives - Patch Cracks a signal has to be a flat equalization, which means that its transfer function is the identity operator, Multimedia Archives s,Multimedia Archives s, where is the transfer function of. Denoting, respectively, with and the transfer functions of the recording and Multimedia Archives s filters andwe should have. In this project, however, we are dealing with a nonflat equalizationwhere its transfer function since the reproducing curve is wrongly set, Multimedia Archives s. It is necessary to apply a filter in order to obtain a flat equalization:where is the transfer function of .

Taking advantage of the structure ofMultimedia Archives s, it is possible to express the desired transfer function as

This last equality is a solution in terms of the transfer functions obtained from the standard NAB and CCIR equalizations defined in [15, 16].

##### Standard NAB and CCIR Transfer Functions

From the standard references, the reproducing characteristic Multimedia Archives s are given by magnitude function (2). By definition, (2) is derived from the transfer function of the reproducing analogue filter. Since the standards consider only first-order low-pass and high-pass filters, it is possible to show thatwhere is the transfer function needed. Computing the squared norm of (4) on an imaginary linewherethe result iswhich is the squared argument in (2).

The transfer function is a rational complex polynomial given by the inverse of :where .

Since, in our case, we can infer that the parameters of are incorrect, equation (3) becomeswhereare the parameters of the recording transfer functionand are the parameters of the wrongly reproduced transfer function .

##### Filter Stability

Now that the general structure of the corrective filters has been described, it is necessary to verify that, with all possible combinations of the four parametersandstable filters are obtained. From the reference tables for standard NAB and CCIR equalizations [15, 16], coefficients and can assume finite values or can be. This means that, considering (7) as a function with parameters andthere are four cases:(i): no change in the formal structure of (7)(ii): (7) becomes (iii) and : (7) becomes (iv) and : similarly,

Also, all these filters except the last are stable as they have poles when orwhich are both strictly negative. The fourth Multimedia Archives s gives an unstable filter with the pole in .

Clearly, Multimedia Archives s, the real case which corresponds to the unstable filter is relevant in applications as it is the inverse of the chain (i.e., ), where and are, respectively, the transfer functions of CCIR and NAB Multimedia Archives s (see Table 2 as a summary of all cases).

 Time constant Stable Unstable 50 70 70 50

We need to approximate the unstable filter with a stable one, which is Multimedia Archives s “close” (clarified in the following section) to the first, to produce a similar equalization. Formally, we digitize this filter via bilinear transform and digitally approximate it by solving a minimum least square problem, as explained in the following.

##### Digital Approximation of the Unstable Filter

After the digitization of the transfer functionthe MATLAB function “freqz” was used to study the behavior of the unstable filter. Examining its output, it was observed that the frequency vector reaches in its first cell, near 0 Hz as expected, Multimedia Archives s. Using a pragmatic approach, Multimedia Archives s, this value has been overridden with 0. Since this is anextreme modification of the frequency response vector, it has been studied if it is possible to find an approximated stable transfer function Multimedia Archives s from the modified frequency response vector such that its frequency response is close to the analogue transfer function, at the very least in audible frequencies.

The transfer function we are dealing with is a rational function of the formwhere and are complex polynomials of finite degreeswith coefficient vectors andrespectively. Given a vector of frequency Multimedia Archives swhere

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## National Archives Frequently Asked Questions

• Select a Multimedia Archives s from the menu on the left to view questions and answers relating to your selection.
• Links will guide you to further information on our website or to other sources.

What is the National Archives ?

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the Multimedia Archives s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family's history, need to prove a veteran's military service, or are researching a historical topic that interests you.

Visiting the National Archives

### Doing Research

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### Borrowing NARA Materials

Does NARA lend original documents for research?

NARA does not lend original documents for research use.

Originating Federal agencies or successors in function; courts; and the President, Vice President, former Presidents or Vice Presidents or donors, or their designated representative may request loans of their own original holdings for the conduct of official business. Loans to originating agencies are limited to instances of demonstrated need when copies will not suffice and are subject to conditions that exempt from loan any holdings of high intrinsic value or in need of preservation action.

Does NARA lend original documents for exhibition use?

Yes, original documents or artifacts may be loaned to qualified institutions for exhibition when the purpose of the loan is to inform and educate the public about NARA, Multimedia Archives s, its holdings, or the national experience while ensuring their continued availability for Multimedia Archives s future. Exhibitions must be accessible to the public and may not be primarily political or commercial.

Borrowers should submit a written request days prior to the loan date and include an American Alliance of Museums or equivalent. NARA's security, fire protection, environmental, and transport requirements are intended to preserve and protect NARA's holdings and borrowers are expected to comply with them.

### Captured German Records and the Berlin Document Center

What is the Berlin Document Center?

The records of the Berlin Document Center consist of personnel and related records of the Nazi party (NSDAP) and its affiliated organizations and activities from the founding of the Party in until

NARA holds more than 70, rolls of microfilm reproducing captured German and related records. Reference copies of the microfilm may be viewed free of charge in the Microfilm Research Room, National Archives at College Park, Adelphi Road, College Park, MD
Self-service copies from microfilm can also be made in the research room.

How do I get the records for someone who was in the SS or a member of the Nazi party?

This information can be located in the captured German and related records.

### Census Records

How do I get census records?

Federal population census records,are available for research at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and in Regional Facilities throughout the country. The National Archives at College Park does not have census records.

Please note that the census is the most recent one available for research. You can also access information about the census.

Some libraries and other research institutions have purchased copies of Federal censuses, Multimedia Archives s. Check with your local library or genealogical society to see if the census may be available in your area.

Can I order copies Multimedia Archives s census materials by mail?

NARA will only copy exactly identified pages of the Federal census. To use this service, you must provide the following:

• census year
• name of the individual listed
• exact page number
• state
• county
• enumeration district ( only)

Copies of the exact census page can now be ordered online, as well as through the NATF Form 82 (National Archives Order for Copies of Census Records).

What if I don't know the exact page of the census?

You might be able to find census indexes near you. Check with your local librarian or genealogical society. Private firms have produced indexes to census records for specific years, generally These are widely available throughout the country in libraries that have genealogical collections. In addition to these printed indexes, there are microfilm indexes to the and census and partial indexes to the and census.

From these indexes, you can determine the exact page on which a family was enumerated. With that information, you can use the NATF Form 82 to order a copy of the page. Use the online Inquire form to request NATF Form

### Charters of Freedom

What are the Charters of Multimedia Archives s Charters of Freedom are the founding documents of the United States. They are the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Where can I get copies (reproductions) of the Charters of Freedom?

Posters and reproductions are available for purchase. You may also download copies from this website.

### Congressional Records

How do I get U.S. House of Representatives or U.S. Senate committee records?

Records of Congress in NARA are held by the Center for Legislative Archives in Multimedia Archives s National Archives Building in Washington, DC.

How do I get U.S. House or U.S. Senate hearing testimony?

Some hearing testimony is available via the Internet at the Library of Congress. In addition, published hearing testimony is generally available through the Federal Depository Library system. There are approximately 1, Multimedia Archives s, Federal depository libraries throughout the United States and its territories, at least one in almost every Congressional District. All provide free public access to a wide variety of Federal Government information in both print and electronic formats and have expert staff Multimedia Archives s to assist users. You can find more information about this system on the Government Publishing Office website.

Do you have footage of Congressional hearings and speeches from C-SPAN?

C-SPAN is a private organization not affiliated with the government. You may contact C-SPAN directly.

How long do Congressional records stay closed?

Congressional records remain closed for varying lengths of time depending upon several factors. More information is available in the Records of Congress section of our website.

May I reproduce images from your website?

The vast majority of the digital images in the National Archives Catalog are in the public domain. Therefore, no written permission is required to use them. We would appreciate your crediting the National Archives and Records Administration as the original source. For the few images that remain copyrighted, Multimedia Archives s, please read the instructions noted in the "Use Multimedia Archives s field of each catalog record.

Please note that a few images on other Multimedia Archives s of our website have been obtained from other organizations and that these are always credited. Permission to use these photographs should be obtained directly from those organizations.

May I reproduce other NARA records?

In general, all government records are in the public domain and may be Multimedia Archives s used. We do have some donated or other materials that might be copyrighted. If you have questions about the records you are interested in, speak to the archivist or reference staff that handles those records.

Can I get a signed permission form from NARA to use materials?

NARA as a policy does not sign documents stating that particular records are not copyrighted because government records are in the public domain. For other materials, it is the user's responsibility to determine copyright.

### Court Records

What court records does NARA have?

NARA only has records of Federal Multimedia Archives s. We do not have records from state or county courts. Federal court records are kept in the Regional Records Services Facility that covers records from that state.

The one exception is the District of Columbia. These court records are in the National Archives Building in Washington, Multimedia Archives s, DC. Please contact us if you have questions and please include where the records were filed.

How do I use the National Archives to research bankruptcies?

Please see information on how to obtain bankruptcy records.

Where can I research Supreme Court decisions?

Many sources exist for locating Multimedia Archives s Court decisions both in print and electronic format.

The Court itself provides an Multimedia Archives s finding aid, Where to Obtain Supreme Court Decisions, Multimedia Archives s, on its website. Textual Supreme Court records are also held in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, while recorded oral arguments are in the National Archives at College Park. Please Multimedia Archives s us if you have questions.

Most research into Supreme Court decisions can be done with printed sources at Federal Depository Libraries. In addition, please be aware of the following caution from the Supreme Court concerning electronic versus print versions of decisions:

"Only the bound volumes of the United States Reports contain the final, official text Multimedia Archives s the opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States. In case of discrepancies between the bound volume and any other version of a case--whether print or electronic, official or unofficial--the bound volume controls."

### Digitizing Projects at the National Archives

Can you tell me about digitizing projects going on at the National Archives?

NARA recognizes that the expectation Multimedia Archives s easy online Multimedia Archives s to our holdings continues to grow. Research is no longer relegated to libraries and research rooms but is being done around-the-clock on computers around the world. To meet this need, we will create, to the greatest extent possible, an “archives without walls.”

We plan to create digital versions of selected records, including those most requested by researchers. Digitizing materials from our holdings will improve access to those holdings and will help preserve and protect the original materials from excessive handling.

To help achieve those goals, we are in discussions with several private companies and non-profit organizations to explore mutually-beneficial opportunities to digitize -- and make available -- our holdings. The resulting non-exclusive partnerships will become an important component of our effort to further expand online public access to our nation’s archival records.

As we expand and enter into more of these partnerships, we will provide news about these pilot and longer-term projects; see more information about Digitization at the National Archives.

### Document Appraisal

Can you tell me about or appraise my historic document?

The National Archives does not appraise or look at privately owned documents or artifacts, Multimedia Archives s. To find an appraiser in your area, you may wish to contact the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America).

### Document Preservation

How do I preserve a photo or other family documents?

Personal documents are no less valuable than government records and care should be taken for their proper storage. You can find more information in the Preservation section of this website.

### Donations

Does NARA purchase old, historic pictures or accept them as donations?

NARA does not add to its holdings through purchase. We may accept offers of donations when the documentary materials involved are closely related to Federal records already in our custody. When documentary materials don't have a close Federal connection, we direct potential donors to other appropriate archival facilities.

### Electronic Records

What is the Electronic Records Archives?

In the Federal Government, electronic records are as indispensable as their paper predecessors for documenting citizens' rights, Multimedia Archives s, the actions for which officials are accountable, and the nation's history. Effective democracy depends on access to such records.

But we will lose the millions of records being created in electronic forms unless we find ways to preserve and keep them accessible indefinitely. The Electronic Records Archives (ERA) is NARA's vision for a comprehensive, systematic, and dynamic means of preserving and providing continuing access to authentic electronic records over time. You can read more about the Electronic Records Archives on this website.

### Federal Regulations

What is the CFR?

CFR is the commonly used name for the Code of Federal Regulations, an annual codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government, Multimedia Archives s. The current edition is available on the U.S. Government Publishing Office website.

You can search the CFR and browse through the Multimedia Archives s CFR is also available in Federal Depository Libraries.

### Finding People

Can NARA help me find someone?

The National Archives does not have information to help you locate living individuals. The records in the custody of NARA are usually at least years old. Information windows 10 pro product key 2018 Archives - Windows Activator living individuals is protected by the Privacy Act. NARA records, therefore, are not helpful in providing current information about individuals.

Other government resources are available that may be useful in locating individuals. The Consumer Information Center has created a list of resources for locating persons of unknown whereabouts.

In addition to this resource, there are many online telephone directories that may be useful for locating individuals. You can also find them via most of the popular Internet search engines.

### Forms

It seems the forms change regularly. How long do they last?

NARA has close to forms, and some forms change regularly.

Forms last until the office that created them cancels them.

If there is a particular form that you have used but can no longer locate, you may contact us for assistance in determining the form's status.

### Genealogy

How can NARA help me with genealogy research?

The National Archives is a treasure trove of materials that can be used to trace your family lineage. More information is available on Beginning Your Genealogical Research.

How do I get started Multimedia Archives s genealogy?

Experts often suggest beginning with your oldest living relatives. Find out more on Beginning Your Genealogical Research.

How do I find ancestors of Native American descent?

NARA holds a great deal of information useful in tracing Native American descent.

Where can I get a copy of my ancestor's passport?

Passport applications can be an excellent source of genealogical information, especially about foreign-born individuals. NARA has passport applications from October through March ; the U.S. Department of State has passport applications from April to the present. More on Passport Applications.

What is Soundex, and how does it work?

The Soundex is a coded surname (last name) index based on the way a surname sounds rather than the way it is spelled. Surnames that sound the same, but are spelled differently, Multimedia Archives s, like SMITH and SMYTH, have the same code and are filed together. The Soundex coding system was developed so that you can find a surname even though it may have been recorded under various spellings. More information on Soundex.

How do I research my family name?

NARA is not able to help you with broad research on a family name. However, you can hire an independent researcher.

How do I research when my family entered the country?

You can find out about NARA's immigration records holdings in the genealogy section's Immigration Records or Naturalization Records. When researching Multimedia Archives s this area, working backward from the present should provide you with a manageable time frame in which to conduct research.

Where can I get copies of ship passenger lists?

NARA has some ship passenger arrival records.

There are many other sources for these records, Multimedia Archives s, including an online guide at the Library of Congress. Your local library, Multimedia Archives s, historical society, or genealogical society can be helpful. For online research, simply begin by choosing a search engine and entering the words "ship passenger lists."

Can I see Ellis Island or other immigration records online?

NARA does not hold those records, but some Ellis Island records are available online from the Ellis Island Foundation.

How do I get a copy of a Homestead application?

The publication Research in the Land Entry Files of the General Land Office describes NARA's holdings on this topic.

Reproductions of land entry files (such as credit, cash, Multimedia Archives s, homestead, and mineral) or surrendered military bounty-land warrants files (Acts of, and ) can now be ordered online, as well as through the NATF Form

How can NARA help me trace my Canadian lineage?

The Fall issue of NARA's Prologue magazine describes the materials available for this topic. Please see the information on NARA's holdings related to Canadian border crossings.

How can NARA help me trace my Latin American lineage?

Please see the information on NARA's holdings related to Mexican border crossings.

How do I find information about a lighthouse or a lighthouse keeper?

The document Basic Search Path for Records Relating to Lighthouses describes NARA's holdings on this topic.

How do I find information about a postmaster?

Information on Postmaster Appointments can be found in the genealogy section's Post Office Records.

Which military records should I use for genealogical research?

NARA has many military records that can be used for this purpose, Multimedia Archives s. More detailed information is available on the Military Records FAQ.

Where can I find other help with my genealogical research?

Get help with your research and find answers to your genealogy questions from National Archives staff as well as other genealogists at History Multimedia Archives s Employment Records

I worked for the Federal government at one time. How can I get a copy of my personnel file?

Information on this topic is available at the National Personnel Records Center.

### History Hub

What is History Hub?

History Hub is the National Archives' free crowdsourced history and genealogy research platform.  Anyone can ask questions and get help from National Archives staff and other experts, history enthusiasts, and citizen archivists.

### Laws

Where can I Multimedia Archives s Federal Laws?

The general and permanent laws of the United States can be found in the U.S. Code.

The Office of the Federal Register's Public Laws is a good place to research, or sign up for email notification of, recently enacted laws.

New laws can be further researched at the Library of Congress. It has the complete text of laws from the most recent Congress back to the st Congress (). You can find summary and status information, but not the full text, back to the 93rd Congress. (). GPO Access' Legislative Information website provides additional information.

The first 42 Congresses () are available online in the Library of Congress' American Memory Project.

Federal laws are codified in the United States Code, the most recent edition of which is available to search or browse.

Laws that are not online are available in the printed Statutes at Large, which is available in the Federal Depository Libraries.

Where can I research State laws?

State laws are generally available in Multimedia Archives s public and academic libraries. In addition, most state codes are available on line at each state's website. State websites can be searched on the alloverlimo.us website.

### Missing or Stolen Federal Documents

I have a document that may be a Federal government record. I wonder if it should be in the National Archives, Multimedia Archives s. What should I do?

Occasionally, a document in private hands actually belongs in a government archives. If it is a Federal, Multimedia Archives s, congressional, or presidential record, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) may be interested in recovering the document. Learn more about missing or stolen documents. NARA also has tips online for identifying historical U.S. government documents.

If you know of a document that you believe is a Federal record and belongs to the National Archives you can also contact us via e-mail at MissingDocuments@alloverlimo.us

### Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Recordings

Does NARA have motion picture, sound, and video recordings?

NARA holds materials in a wide variety of formats including:

### Online Records

Why aren't all the records online?

NARA tries to make as many records as possible available via the Internet. This is a daunting task, even with records that were created in electronic format. More information on this effort is available at Digitization at the National Archives.

The volume of records in NARA's possession that pre-date electronic formats is so vast, that costs and resource availabilities will most likely preclude the conversion of all of them to electronic formats, Multimedia Archives s. However, as resources permit, NARA will continue to select records to be digitized and made available electronically.

### Panama Canal

Do you have records from the construction of the Panama Canal?

### Photocopies

Is photocopying allowed at NARA?

Self-service copying by researchers is permitted under specified conditions in most research rooms, using:

• National Archives in-house equipment such as a coin or card-operated electrostatic copiers and microfilm printers, and, less frequently, snapshot copiers, dubbing devices, and others;

• Researchers' own Multimedia Archives s ranging from cameras to scanners, that has been specifically approved by the National Archives for work with the records in question, Multimedia Archives s. See also our information on using scanners.

More details are available on the reproductions overview page.

### Presidential Materials

I'm interested in Presidential materials such as speeches, Multimedia Archives s, proclamations, Executive Orders, etc. Where can I find them?

Presidential materials are first published in the daily Federal Register. They are then issued by the Office of the Federal Register in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. The Weekly Compilation is published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, and contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The White House website is also a useful source for current Presidential documents.

Presidential materials are codified as Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The publication is available in both electronic and print formats and can be found in Federal Depository Libraries. The online Weekly Compilation is full-text beginning with the Clinton Administration.

Executive Orders (EOs) can be difficult to research. The full text of EOs is available online beginning with the Clinton Administration. Bear in mind, however, that they are not static documents. They often change over time. In addition, they can be repealed or superseded by subsequent Executive Orders, Multimedia Archives s. The Executive Orders disposition tables on this site can be very helpful in locating an Executive Order and in determining its current status.

Executive Orders published between April 13,and January 20, can be found in the publication Codification of Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders. This document is out of print, but in addition to the online version, it can be found in most Federal Depository Libraries.

Find a Federal Depository Library near you.

Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations have also been Multimedia Archives s indexed and filmed on microfiche by the Congressional Information Service (CIS index to presidential Executive Orders & proclamations. Washington, DC: Congressional Information Service, ). These indexes and/or microfiche may be available in a local library.

### Sales Catalog

Does NARA have a sales catalog?

Where can I get copies (reproductions) of items displayed in one of your exhibits (online or not)?

NARA sells reproductions of some of the materials it exhibits. The Publications section describes the items available and provides ordering instructions.

Do you sell exhibit catalogs?

Yes, Multimedia Archives s. NARA does sell catalogs for many of its exhibits.

### Treaties

Where can I find the text of a treaty?

The printed series U.S. Treaties and Other International Agreements is the best source, Multimedia Archives s. It is not online, but should be available in most Federal Depository Libraries.

Untiltreaties passed by the U.S, Multimedia Archives s. Senate appeared in the Statutes at Large, which should also be available in a depository library.

Various other compilations and sources also exist. These may be available in a local library. Other single treaties may be available online and can be found using your favorite search engine.

### United States Code

What is the U.S. Code?

The U.S. Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

How do I get to an online copy of Multimedia Archives s U.S. Code?

A searchable version can be found on the Office of the Law Revision Counsel website at the U.S. House of Representatives. The Code is also available for sale by the U.S, Multimedia Archives s. Government Publishing Office in a variety of formats.

### Using the Website

How can I find something specific on your website?

We have tried to organize the website to make our most often accessed offerings easily findable via browsing.

In addition, we have made many improvements to our search engine to make it an effective and efficient means of locating information. Search the site.

### Visiting and Using the National Archives

Where is the National Archives located?

The headquarters of the National Archives is located in Washington DC. In addition, a system of Regional Records Services facilities and Presidential libraries spans the entire country. Information on locations and hours can be found at NARA Facilities.

National Archives Building in Washington, DC

National Archives at College Park, MD

How can I best use the National Archives for research?

Often research can be conducted in local libraries or historical societies. Our Getting Started document can explain differences and similarities between NARA and libraries.

How can I best prepare to conduct research in the National Archives?

Who can use the National Archives?

Anyone can use the National Archives. You do not need to be an American citizen or to present credentials or a letter of recommendation. Please refer to the synopsis of the Regulations for Using the National Archives or to the complete NARA regulations as published in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Can I bring and use cameras, Multimedia Archives s, scanners, and laptops?

In the Washington area, you may bring equipment. All bags and carrying cases must be left in lockers outside of the research room.

Cameras may be used only with natural light.

Flatbed scanners without sheet feeders are allowed. When you are using a scanner, you must show it to the research room staff and receive special instructions. More information on using scanners.

Contact each facility directly for their policies on equipment.

Can I use my pen and notebook?

Because of the fragility and irreplaceability of many archival materials, restrictions for their protection are in place. We will provide blank paper and pencils.

When can I do research?

Contact Regional Archives Facilities and Presidential Libraries directly for their hours of operation.

### Vital Records

What are vital records?

"Vital records" most commonly refers to records such as birth and death certificates, Multimedia Archives s, marriage licenses and divorce decrees, Multimedia Archives s, wills, and the like. These records are created by local authorities and with possible exceptions for events overseas, in the military, or the District of Columbia. They are not considered Federal records; therefore they are not held by NARA. For more information:

What are  essential records?

In a Federal records management context, the term "essential records" refers to records essential to an agency's continued operations during a national emergency. NARA provides Essential Records Information to assist agencies with developing and implementing an essential records program.

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## Digital Libraries and Multimedia Archives

### Digital Library Architecture

#### Frontmatter

As traces of social life and material culture of the past, non-art images are carriers and prompters of memory. They are important sources for social and cultural history and, at the same time, valuable cultural heritage resources. Cultural heritage information systems (CHISs) very often rely on basic search and browsing features to provide access to information related to non-art digital images. However, these forms of access are not very helpful for non-expert or casual users, who usually move through the information space in an exploratory way. Although significant strides have been made to understand exploratory search activities, there are still some open issues when it comes to the user interface (UI). After briefly reviewing concept-based indexing techniques applied to images, this paper explores some of the questions related to UI design and provides insights into how to develop a browse-and-search framework to enhance exploratory search tasks.

### Library Data Integration: The CoBiS Linked Open Data Project and Portal

The CoBiS is a network formed by 65 libraries. The project is a pilot for Piedmont aiming to provide the libraries with an infrastructure for LOD publishing, creating a triplification pipeline designed to be easy to automate and replicate. This was realized with open source technologies, such as the TARQL and JARQL tools that use SPARQL queries to describe the conversion of tables (CSV) or trees (JSON) into graphs (RDF data). The first challenge consisted in making possible the dialog of heterogeneous data sources, coming from four different library applications and different types of data. As a second step, Multimedia Archives s, the information contained in the catalogs was interlinked with external data sources.
Luisa Schiavone, Federico Morando, Davide Allavena, Giorgio Bevilacqua

### A Software Architecture for Narratives

The current Digital Libraries (DLs) usually return as answer of a user’s query a ranked list of the resources included in the DLs but no semantic relation among the resources are reported. Using the Semantic Web technologies it is possible to improve these search functionalities introducing narratives as new search method. As narratives we intend semantic networks of events that are linked to the objects of the DLs and are endowed with a set of semantic relations that connect an event to another. These semantic networks may help the users to obtain a more complete knowledge on the subject of their searches. In this paper, we present a software architecture for building narratives in order to introduce them in DLs. Our architecture is composed of several tools (automatic and semi-automatic tools) for creating, storing and visualizing narratives. When possible, we reused open source components already available on-line, and for the software we developed, we freely distribute it for Multimedia Archives s aims.
Carlo Meghini, Valentina Bartalesi, Daniele Metilli, Filippo Benedetti

### Thirty Years of Digital Libraries Research at the University of Padua: The Systems Side

For the thirty years of the Information Management Systems (IMS) research group of the University of Padua, we report the main and more recent contributions of the group to the field of Digital Library Systems. In particular, we briefly describe the systems designed and developed by members of the group in the context of research infrastructures, digital archives, digital linguistics and scientific data.
Maristella Agosti, Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Nicola Ferro, Gianmaria Silvello

### Thirty Years of Digital Libraries Research at the University of Padua: The User Side

For the 30th anniversary of the Information Management Systems (IMS) research group of the University of Padua, we report the main and more recent contributions of the group that focus on the users in the field of Digital Library (DL). In particular, we describe a dynamic and adaptive environment for user engagement with cultural heritage collections, the role of log analysis for studying the interaction between users and DL, and how to model user behaviour.
Maristella Agosti, Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Nicola Ferro, Maria Maistro, Stefano Marchesin, Nicola Orio, Multimedia Archives s, Chiara Ponchia, Gianmaria Silvello

### An Abstract Argumentation-Based Approach to Automatic Extractive Text Summarization

Sentence-based extractive summarization aims at automatically generating shorter versions of texts by extracting from them the minimal set of sentences that are necessary and sufficient to cover their content. Providing effective solutions to this task would allow the users of Digital Libraries to save time in selecting documents that may be appropriate for satisfying their information needs or for supporting their decision-making tasks. This paper proposes an approach, based on abstract argumentation, to select the sentences in a text that are to be included in its summary. The proposed approach obtained interesting experimental results on the English subset of the benchmark MultiLing dataset.
Stefano Ferilli, Andrea Pazienza

### On Frequency-Based Approaches to Learning Stopwords and the Reliability of Existing Resources — A Study on Italian Language

Natural Language Processing techniques are of Multimedia Archives s importance for the proper management of Digital Libraries. These techniques are based on language-specific linguistic resources, that might be unavailable for many languages. Since manually building them is costly, time-consuming and error-prone, it would be desirable to learn these Multimedia Archives s automatically from sample texts, without any prior knowledge about the language under consideration. In this paper we focus on stopwords, i.e., terms that can be ignored Multimedia Archives s order to understand the topic and content of a document. We propose an experimental study on the frequency behavior of stopwords, aimed at Multimedia Archives s useful information for the development of automatic techniques for the compilation of stopword lists from a corpus of documents. The reliability and/or deficiencies of the stopwords obtained from the experiments is evaluated by comparison to existing linguistic resources. While the study is conducted on texts in Italian, we are confident that the same approach and experimental results may apply to other languages as well.
Stefano Ferilli, Floriana Esposito

### - Text Extractor Tool for Handwritten Document Transcription and Annotation

This paper presents a framework for semi-automatic transcription of large-scale historical handwritten documents and proposes a simple user-friendly text extractor tool, $$\textit{TexT}$$ for transcription. The proposed approach provides a quick and easy transcription of text using computer assisted interactive technique. The algorithm finds multiple occurrences of the marked text on-the-fly using a word spotting system. $$\textit{TexT}$$ is also capable of performing on-the-fly annotation of handwritten text with automatic generation of ground truth labels, Multimedia Archives s, and dynamic adjustment and correction of user generated bounding box annotations with the word being perfectly encapsulated. The user can view the document and the found words in the original form or with background noise removed for easier visualization of transcription results. The effectiveness of $$\textit{TexT}$$ is demonstrated on an archival manuscript collection from well-known publicly available dataset.
Anders Hast, Per Cullhed, Ekta Vats

### The Distiller Framework: Current State and Future Challenges

Inwe introduced a novel knowledge extraction framework called the Distiller Framework, with the goal of offering the research community a flexible, multilingual information extraction framework [3]. Two years later, the project has significantly evolved, by supporting more languages and many machine learning algorithms. In this paper we present the current design of the framework and some of its applications.
Marco Basaldella, Giuseppe Serra, Multimedia Archives s, Carlo Tasso

### Applications of Duplicate Detection in Music Archives: From Metadata Comparison to Storage Optimisation

The Case of the Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa
This work focuses on applications of duplicate detection for managing digital music archives. It Multimedia Archives s to make this mature music information retrieval (MIR) technology better known to archivists and provide clear suggestions on how this technology can be used in practice. More specifically applications are discussed to complement meta-data, to link or merge digital music archives, to improve listening experiences and to re-use segmentation data. To illustrate the effectiveness of the technology a case study is explored. The case study identifies duplicates in the archive of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, which mainly contains field recordings of Central Africa. Duplicate detection is done with an existing Open Source acoustic fingerprinter system. In the set, % of the recordings are duplicates. It is found that meta-data differs dramatically between original and duplicate showing that merging meta-data could improve the quality of descriptions. The case study also shows that duplicates can be identified even if recording speed is not the same for original and duplicate.
Joren Six, Federica Bressan, Marc Leman

### Extracting Dependency Relations from Digital Learning Content

Digital Libraries present tremendous potential for developing e-learning applications, such as text comprehension and question-answering tools, Multimedia Archives s. A way to build this kind of tools is structuring the digital content into relevant concepts and dependency relations among them. While the literature offers several approaches for the former, the identification of dependencies, and specifically of prerequisite relations, is still an open issue. We present an approach to manage this task.
Giovanni Adorni, Felice Dell’Orletta, Frosina Koceva, Ilaria Torre, Giulia Venturi

### Annote: A Serious Game for Medical Students to Approach Lesion Skin Images of a Digital Library

Nowadays it is claimed that one method to learn how to execute a task is to present it as a gaming activity: in this way a teacher can offer a safe and controlled environment for learners also arousing excitement and engagement. In this work we present the design of the serious game ‘Annote’, to exploit a medical digital library with the aim to help dermatologists to teach students how to approach the examination of skin lesion images to prevent melanomas.

### Term-Based Approach for Linking Digital News Stories

The World Wide Web has become a platform for news publication in the past few years. Many Multimedia Archives s channels, magazines and newspapers have started publishing digital versions of the news stories online. It is observed that recommendation systems can automatically process lengthy articles and identify similar articles to readers based on a predefined criteria i.e. collaborative filtering, content-based filtering approach. The paper presents a content-based similarity measure for linking digital news stories published Multimedia Archives s various newspapers during the preservation process. The study compares similarity of news articles based on human judgment with a similarity value computed automatically using common ratio measure for stories. The results are generalized by defining a threshold Multimedia Archives s based on multiple experimental results using the proposed approach.
Muzammil Khan, Arif Ur Rahman, Muhammad Daud Awan

### A Graphic Matching Process for Searching and Retrieving Information in Digital Libraries of Manuscripts

This paper outlines ICRPad, a pattern recognition system based on a graphic matching algorithm, which works on images by shape contour recognition, Multimedia Archives s, without requiring any segmentation process. The algorithm starts the process from a region of interest (ROI) selected in the image, using it as a shape model and looking for similar patterns in one or many target images. The process was developed and tested with the aim of proposing a new approach for searching and retrieving information in digital libraries. This approach is based on the application of data science, the fourth paradigm of knowledge development in the scientific field, that is at the basis of science informatics, to studies in data humanities. Following this approach, the algorithm is applied to find new research hypotheses through the discovery of patterns directly inferred from large digital libraries.
Nicola Barbuti, Tommaso Caldarola, Stefano Ferilli

### XDOCS: An Application to Index Historical Documents

Dematerialization and digitalization of historical documents are key elements for their availability, preservation and diffusion. Unfortunately, the conversion from handwritten to digitalized documents presents several technical challenges.
The XDOCS project is created with the main goal of making available and extending the usability of historical documents for a great variety of audience, like scholars, institutions and libraries. In this paper, Multimedia Archives s, the core elements of XDOCS, i.e. page dewarping and word spotting technique, are described and two new applications, i.e. annotation/indexing and search tool, Multimedia Archives s presented.
Federico Bolelli, Guido Borghi, Costantino Grana

### Object Recognition and Tracking for Smart Audio Guides

In this paper we address the problem of creating a smart audio guide that adapts to the actions and interests of tourists. Multimedia Archives s guide performs automatic recognition of artworks and allows the users instant or deferred fruition of multimedia content. We use a compact CNN as computer vision system to back the whole application to performs object classification, localization and recognition. Tracking is used to improve the recognition accuracy over sequences of detections. We also provide an automatic pipeline for dataset creation based on the same tracking algorithm. The system, deployed on an NVIDIA Jetson TK1 and an NVIDIA Shield Tablet, has been tested in a real world environment.
Lorenzo Seidenari, Claudio Baecchi, Tiberio Uricchio, Andrea Ferracani, Marco Bertini, Alberto Del Bimbo

### Automatic Image Cropping and Selection Using Saliency: An Application to Historical Manuscripts

Automatic image cropping techniques are particularly important to improve the visual quality of cropped images and can be applied to a wide range of applications such as photo-editing, image compression, and thumbnail selection. In this paper, we propose a saliency-based image cropping method which produces significant cropped images by only relying on the corresponding saliency maps. Experiments on standard image cropping datasets demonstrate the benefit of the proposed solution with respect to other cropping methods, Multimedia Archives s. Moreover, we present an image selection method that can be effectively applied to automatically select the most representative pages of historical manuscripts thus improving the navigation of historical digital libraries.
Marcella Cornia, Stefano Pini, Lorenzo Baraldi, Rita Cucchiara

### Bidirectional LSTM Recurrent Neural Network for Keyphrase Extraction

To achieve state-of-the-art performance, keyphrase extraction systems rely on domain-specific knowledge and sophisticated features. In this paper, we propose a neural network architecture based on a Bidirectional Multimedia Archives s Short-Term Memory Recurrent Neural Network that is able to detect the main topics on the input documents without the need of defining new hand-crafted features. A preliminary experimental evaluation on the well-known INSPEC dataset confirms the effectiveness of the proposed solution.
Marco Basaldella, Elisa Antolli, Giuseppe Serra, Carlo Tasso

### Eliciting the Ancient Geography from a Digital Library of Latin Texts

Geolat – Geography for Latin Literature is a research project, aimed at making accessible a digital library containing the works of Latin literature (from its origins in BCE to the end of the Roman Empire in CE) through a query interface of geographic/cartographic type representing the geographic knowledge expressed in the Latin texts themselves. A core activity of the project has been the development of the ontology GO!, which describes the geographical knowledge contained in the texts of the library, Multimedia Archives s. The ontologically annotated texts will allow for a variety of scientifically relevant uses, apart from the geo-based browsing: for example the production of digital and printed critical editions. The project is under development at Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici of Università del Piemonte Orientale, and financially supported by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo.
Maurizio Lana, Timothy Tambassi

### A Research Tool for the ERC-Funded EMoBookTrade Project

The ERC-funded EMoBookTrade project, led by professor Angela Nuovo and based at the University of Udine, addresses the issues of book prices and of book privileges in early modern Europe (–c.). To achieve the goals set, Multimedia Archives s, a Web application is under development by the research team. This paper describes technical solutions found to ensure usability and effectiveness in recording complex historical data, and automatisms which allow data analysis.
Giliola Barbero, Luigi Tessarolo

### The Biographical Dictionary of Friulians - “Nuovo Liruti” Online

A Biographical Dictionary Based on Semantic Web and Linked Open Data
Most biographical dictionaries today are becoming more and more online based. For example, Treccani has produced a digital edition of the Italian Biographical Dictionary, which is more readily available and more up-to-date than the paper edition. In fact, Multimedia Archives s traditional edition, which is organized according to an alphabetical order, has the entries relating to the letter “A” published in and those related to the letter “M” published in ; therefore it is currently obsolete. The Rosi Dictionary of the Renaissance Risorgimento is fully accessible online, as well as the Biography of Women and Men of Resistance of the National Association of Partisans of Italy, the Online Biography of Protestants in Italy of the Society of Studies Valdesi and many other examples that could be made. A similar trend amongst these is the American National Biography, the Diccionario Biogràfico Español, the Slovenska Biografija show, only to make some significant examples. However, these online dictionaries often don’t have an intuitive interface and often are not so “attractive” to entice the user into navigation. Moreover, semantic web tools are almost never used, but they can find their own special and interesting application in this particular field. The aim of this project was to realize not only a digital edition of the printed version of the “Biographical Dictionary of Friulians” (“New Liruti online”), but also one of the richest and structured cultural and historical information deposit on Italian web sites, thanks to the application of semantic web methodologies for the digital edition of biographical dictionaries, with the opportunity to reach a much more ambitious and potentially unlimited audience than the paper edition - as well as being one of the most important cultural initiatives within the broadest project on “Cultural Identity of Friuli (ICF)”. It is also an example of effective collaboration between humanists and computer scientists, without whom the project would not be possible.
Stefano Allegrezza, Nicola R. Di Matteo

### ISS Project: The Integrated Search System in the National Bibliographic Services

The project originates from the need to overcome the criticalities of separate search and retrieval platforms for each of the national systems provided by the ICCU and at the same time to “heal the rift” between the National Union Catalogue (SBN) and the Digital Library (Internet Culturale). The actions aimed at rationalizing the retrieval model of ICCU systems, ensuring a consistent recall of information objects through its access interfaces, go towards two development lines: (1) use of one software platform that is the base for the application of the new Integrated Search System (ISS); this solution allows the creation of a single access point configured as a General Catalogue and, at the same time, the decommissioning of different Multimedia Archives s whose peculiarities will be implemented in the single platform through dedicated search indexes; (2) native integration between bibliographic records and digital copies of publications through the integration of digital library system’s services and the SBN library management software.

### User Requirements and Relational Modelling for a Non-theatrical Cinema and Video-Art Cataloguing System

We describe an ongoing effort to design and implement a computerized cataloguing system for a laboratory dedicated to the restoration and archiving of non-theatrical cinema and video art. The goal is to evolve the current information system taking into account three different aspects: (i) national Multimedia Archives s international standards and Multimedia Archives s concerning preservation, cataloguing and archiving Multimedia Archives s film and Multimedia Archives s art; (ii) specific needs emerging by daily experimentation in film and video restoration practice; (iii) the interoperability with film archives and contemporary art museums. A flexible conceptual Relational model based on Codd’s RM/T is proposed as a first step towards the development of a system meeting the unique requirements of non-feature films and videos.
Petra Marlazzi, Multimedia Archives s Parolo, Cosetta Saba, Nicola Vitacolonna

### The European Project OpenUP: OPENing UP New Methods, Indicators and Tools for Peer Review, Impact Measurement and Dissemination of Research Results

Open Access and Open Scholarship are substantially changing the way scholarly artefacts are evaluated, published and assessed, while the introduction of new technologies and media in scientific workflows has changed the “how and to whom” science Multimedia Archives s communicated, and how stakeholders interact with the scientific community. OpenUP addresses key aspects and challenges of the currently transforming science landscape. Its main objectives are to: (i) identify and determine new mechanisms, processes and tools for the peer-review of all types of research results (publications, data, software, processes, etc.); (ii) Multimedia Archives s, identify and classify innovative dissemination mechanisms with an outreach aim towards businesses and industry, education, Multimedia Archives s, and society as a whole; (iii) Multimedia Archives s and identify a set of novel indicators that assess the impact of research results and correlate them to channels of dissemination.
OpenUP is engaged with research communities from life sciences, social sciences, energy, arts and humanities, implementing a series of hands-on pilots to assess and verify the proposed new mechanisms for the cycle review-disseminate-assess, to understand how these mechanisms correspond to the requirements and needs of the research communities. The Multimedia Archives s outcome of the project will be a set of concrete, practical, validated policy recommendations and guidelines for all stakeholders, namely academia, industry Multimedia Archives s government institutions.
Alessia Bardi, Vittore Casarosa, Paolo Manghi

### Who Is the Data Curator? Defining a Vocabulary

Inthe IFLA Section Library Theory and Research has (partially) funded the research project “Data curator who is s/he?” to clarify the profile of data curator. The main goal of the project was to define characteristics of roles and responsibilities of data curators in the international and interdisciplinary contexts. The research questions of the Project were:
R1: How is data curation defined by practitioners/professional working in the field?; R2: What terms are used to describe the roles for professionals in data curation area?; R3: What are primary roles and responsibilities of data curators?; R4: What are educational qualifications and competencies required of data curators?
In this paper we present briefly some of the results related to research questions R1 and R2, namely what terms are used to describe the roles for professionals in data curation area.
Anna Maria Tammaro, Vittore Casarosa

### Backmatter

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## Internet Archive

For other uses, see Internet archive (disambiguation).

For help citing the Wayback Machine (an Internet Archive service) in the English Wikipedia, see Help:Using the Wayback Machine.

"alloverlimo.us" redirects here, Multimedia Archives s. It is not to be confused with alloverlimo.us

American non-profit organization providing archives of digital media since

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The Internet Archive is an American digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge".[notes 2][notes 3] It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of books. In Multimedia Archives s to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating a free and open Internet. As of Novemberthe Internet Archive holds over 33 million books and texts, million movies, videos and TV shows,software programs, 13, audio files, Multimedia Archives s, 4 million images, and billion web pages in the Wayback Machine.

The Internet Archive allows the public to upload and download digital material to its data cluster, but the bulk of its data is collected automatically by its web crawlers, which work to preserve as Multimedia Archives s of the public web as possible. Its web archive, the Wayback Machine, contains hundreds of billions of web captures.[notes 4][3] The Archive also oversees one of the world's largest book digitization projects.

### History

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Brewster Kahle founded the Archive in May around the same time that he began the for-profit web crawling company Alexa Internet.[notes 5] In Octoberthe Internet Archive had begun to archive and preserve the World Wide Web in large quantities,[notes 6] though it saved the earliest pages in May [4][5] The archived content first became available to the general public inMultimedia Archives s, when it developed the Wayback Machine, Multimedia Archives s.

In latethe Archive expanded its collections beyond the Web archive, beginning with the Prelinger Archives. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software, Multimedia Archives s. It hosts a number of other projects: the NASA Images Archive, the contract crawling service Archive-It, Multimedia Archives s, and the wiki-editable library catalog and book information site Open Library. Soon after that, the Archive began working to provide specialized services relating to the information access needs of the print-disabled; publicly accessible books were made available in a protected Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) format.[notes 7]

According to its website:[notes 8]

Most societies place importance on preserving artifacts of their culture and heritage. Without such artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures. Our culture now produces more and more artifacts in digital form. The Archive's mission is to help preserve those artifacts and create an Internet library for researchers, historians, and scholars.

### Controversies and legal disputes

The main hall of the current headquarters

In Novemberfree downloads of Grateful Dead concerts were removed from the site. John Perry Barlow identified Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann as the instigators of the change, according to an article in The New York Times.[94]Phil Lesh commented on the change in a November 30,posting to his personal web site:

It was brought to my attention that all of the Grateful Dead shows were taken down from alloverlimo.us right before Thanksgiving. I was not part of this decision making process and was not notified that the shows were to Multimedia Archives s pulled. I do feel that the music is the Grateful Dead's legacy and I hope that one way or another all of it is available for those who want it.[95]

A November 30 forum post from Brewster Kahle summarized what appeared to be the compromise reached among the band members. Audience recordings could be downloaded or streamed, but soundboard recordings were to be available for streaming only. Concerts have since been re-added.[notes 87]

### National security letters

On May 8,it was revealed that the Internet Archive had successfully challenged an FBInational security letter asking for logs on an undisclosed user.[96][97]

On November 28,it was revealed that a second FBI national security letter had been successfully challenged that had been asking for logs on another undisclosed user.[98]

### Opposition to SOPA and PIPA bills

The Internet Archive blacked out its web site for 12 hours on January 18,in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Actbills, two pieces of legislation in the United States Congress that they claimed would "negatively affect the ecosystem of web publishing that led to the emergence of the Internet Archive". This occurred in conjunction with the English Wikipedia blackout, as well as numerous other protests across the Internet.[99]

### Opposition to Google Books settlement

The Internet Archive is a member of the Open Book Alliance, which has been among the most outspoken critics of the Google Book Settlement. The Archive advocates an alternative digital library project.[]

### Nintendo Power magazine

In FebruaryInternet Archive users had begun archiving digital copies of Nintendo Power, Nintendo's Multimedia Archives s magazine for their games and products, which ran from to The first issues had been collected, before Nintendo had the archive removed on August 8, In response to the take-down, Nintendo told gaming website Polygon, "[Nintendo] must protect our own characters, trademarks and other content, Multimedia Archives s. The unapproved use of Nintendo's intellectual property can weaken our ability to protect and preserve it, or to possibly use it for new projects".[]

### Government of India

In Augustthe Department of Telecommunications of the Government of India blocked the Internet Archive along with other file-sharing websites, in accordance with two court orders issued by the Madras High Court,[] citing piracy concerns after copies of two Bollywood films were allegedly shared via the service.[] The HTTP version of the Archive was blocked but it remained accessible using the HTTPS protocol.[]

### Turkey

On October 9,the Internet Archive was temporarily blocked in Turkey after it was used (amongst other file hosting services) by hackers to host 17 GB of leaked government emails.[][]

### National Emergency Library

In the midst of the COVID pandemic which closed many schools, universities, and libraries, the Archive announced on March 24, that it was creating the National Emergency Library by removing the lending restrictions it had in place for million digitized books in its Open Library but otherwise limiting users to the number of books they could check out and enforcing their return; normally, the site would only allow one digital lending for each physical copy of the book they had, Multimedia Archives s, by use of an encrypted file that would become unusable after the lending Multimedia Archives s was completed. This Library would remain as such until at least June 30, or until the US national emergency was over, whichever came later.[] At launch, the Internet Archive allowed authors and rightholders Multimedia Archives s submit opt-out requests for their works to be omitted from the National Emergency Library.[][][]

The Internet Archive said the National Emergency Library addressed an "unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research material" due to the closures of physical libraries worldwide.[] They justified the move in a number of ways. Legally, Multimedia Archives s, they said they were promoting access to those inaccessible resources, which they claimed was an exercise in Fair Use principles. The Archive continued implementing their controlled digital lending policy that predated the National Emergency Library, meaning they still encrypted the lent copies and it was no easier for users to create new copies of the books than before. An ultimate determination of whether or not the National Emergency Library constituted Fair Use could only be made by a court, Multimedia Archives s. Morally, they also pointed out that the Internet Archive was a registered library like any other, that they either paid for the books themselves or received them as donations, and that lending through libraries predated copyright restrictions.[][]

However, the Archive had already been criticized by authors and publishers for its prior lending approach, Multimedia Archives s, Multimedia Archives s upon announcement of the National Emergency Library, authors (like Neil Gaiman and Chuck Wendig), publishers, and groups representing both took further issue, equating the move to copyright infringement and digital piracy, Multimedia Archives s, and using the COVID pandemic as a reason to push the boundaries of copyright (see also: Open Library §&#;Copyright violation accusations).[][][][] After the works of some of these authors were Multimedia Archives s in responses, the Internet Archive's Jason Scott requested that supporters of the National Emergency Library not denigrate anyone's books: "I realize there's strong debate and disagreement here, but books are life-giving and life-changing and these writers made them."[]

### Publishers' lawsuit

The operation of the National Emergency Library was part of a lawsuit filed against the Internet Archive by four major book publishers in Junechallenging Multimedia Archives s copyright validity of the controlled digital lending program.[61][] In response, the Multimedia Archives s Archive closed the National Emergency Library on June 16,rather than the planned June 30,due to the lawsuit.[][] The plaintiffs, supported by the Copyright Alliance,[] claimed in their lawsuit that the Internet Archive's actions constituted a "willful mass copyright infringement". Additionally, Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), chairman of the intellectual property subcommittee on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a letter to the Internet Archive that he was "concerned that the Internet Archive thinks that it – not Congress – gets to determine the scope of copyright law".[] In August the lawsuit trial was tentatively scheduled to begin in November []

As part of its response to the publishers' Multimedia Archives s, in late the Archive launched a campaign called Empowering Libraries (hashtag #EmpoweringLibraries) that portrayed the lawsuit as a threat to all libraries.[]

In DecemberPublishers Weekly included the lawsuit among its "Top 10 Library Stories of ".[]

In a preprint article, Argyri Panezi argued that the case "presents two important, but separate questions related to the electronic access to library works; first, it raises questions around the legal practice of digital lending, and second, Multimedia Archives s, it asks whether emergency use of copyrighted material might be fair use" and argued that libraries have a public service role Multimedia Archives s enable "future generations to keep having equal access—or opportunities to access—a plurality of original sources".[]

### Wayforward Machine

Screenshot of viewing English Wikipedia on the Wayforward Machine

In September 30, Multimedia Archives s, as a part of 25th anniversary, the Internet Archive launched the "Wayforward Machine", a pseudo-satirical or fictional website covered with pop-ups asking for personal information. The site was intended to depict a potential timeline of events Multimedia Archives s to such a future, such as the repeal of Section of the United States Code.[][] Wayforward Machine will be removed after Internet Archive's 25th anniversary.

### Ceramic archivists collection

Ceramicfigures of Internet Multimedia Archives s employees

The Great Room of the Internet Archive features a collection of more than ceramic figures representing employees of the Internet Archive. This collection, inspired by the statues of the Xian warriors in China, was commissioned by Brewster Kahle, sculpted by Nuala Creed, and is ongoing.[]

### 

The Internet Archive visual arts residency,[] organized by Amir Saber Esfahani, is designed to connect emerging and mid-career Multimedia Archives s with the Archive's millions of collections and to show what is possible when open access to information intersects with the arts. During this one-year residency, selected artists develop a body of work that responds to and utilizes the Archive's collections Multimedia Archives s their own practice.[]

Residency Artists: Caleb Duarte, Whitney Lynn, and Jeffrey Alan Scudder.

Residency Artists: Mieke Marple, Chris Sollars, and Taravat Talepasand.

Residency Artists: Laura Kim, Jeremiah Jenkins, and Jenny Odell

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