Publishing to the Internet Archive

Publishing to the Internet Archive

About the Internet Archive

At Permanent, we want to make it easy for you to share your archives, both privately and publicly. For media you wish to share more widely, we've partnered with the Internet Archive to quickly publish files from Permanent to the Internet Archive. 

What is the Internet Archive you ask? It is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Their mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. A pretty lofty goal! To achieve this goal they are building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Basically, they are one of our biggest inspirations. The goal of Permanent is to help expand this effort of Universal Access to include the individual, personal archives of All People.

Publishing to the Internet Archive

Because the Internet Archive is public domain first and Permanent is private first, public second, we’ve integrated this feature to the current publishing workflow. This helps to prevent the accidental publication of private records in your archive. You won’t see this feature if you’re not trying to publish a file. Please note that once files are published to the Internet Archive, they cannot be unpublished or taken down from the Internet Archive.

To publish a file on the Internet Archive, hit the Publish button in your My Files Workspace menu and then click Publish to confirm that you're publishing your file to your Permanent Public Archive.

Now that the file has been made public on Permanent, you'll see the option to publish it to the Internet Archive. Click Publish to the Internet Archive.

You'll see a link to your file in the Internet Archive. It may take a few minutes for the file to appear in the Internet Archive. You can either copy the link and paste it in to your browser, or you can click View on Web to see your file in the Internet Archive.

If your file is already located in the Public Workspace of your Permanent archive, click the Get Link button to find the option to publish to the Internet Archive.

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