Spring 2016 Newsletter
Featured Web Site, Internet Archive
(This Is A Great Resource!!! Don’t Just Nod And Move On—Read It!)
We mentioned earlier that the Law Center has entered into a partnership with the Internet Archive to make some of our historical materials available to the public.
If you are unaware of the Internet Archive, you should take look. It is a non-profit site with millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.
Georgetown Law is one of many institutions that has worked with Internet Archive to make their collections discoverable. To get an idea of what is available, enter “law” in the “Search this Collection” box, and filter down to Movies to see 15,000 items. (The first item was published in the year 1888. You can sort by reverse date to see the oldest items.)
If you are just looking to have some fun, try clicking on a link like “TV.” There are thousands of items in the TV collection. If you click on the subtopic “Advertising,” you will retrieve Mad Men era TV commercials. What companies do you think have the oldest commercials in Internet Archive, and in what year? (The answer is 1949, there were nine commercials in Internet Archive, and they include ads for Speidel watches and Sealy mattresses.)
How about some music? Or some old time radio? Maybe some very old movies? An Evening with Groucho? A John Mayer concert? How about “Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music” (all six volumes)?
The possibilities are almost endless. Hopefully, you’re very impressed like we are! Read about the project here.