The Internet Archive a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, the Internet Archive provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.
The Internet Archive began in 1996 by archiving the Internet itself, a medium that was just beginning to grow in use. Like newspapers, the content published on the web was ephemeral - but unlike newspapers, no one was saving it. Today it has 20+ years of web history accessible through the Wayback Machine and they work with 450+ library and other partners through our Archive-It program to identify important web pages.