Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian of the San Francisco-based nonprofit Internet Archive, sitting with sculptures of “clay librarians”.  Photograph: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty

Not all human life is yet online, but we’re getting there. The ever-ballooning web, currently estimated at five billion indexed webpages alone, is a v(...)

The Reading Room of the National Library of Ireland, whose printed material encompasses about one million books, hundreds of newspapers, thousands of periodicals and more than 150,000 maps, as well as official publications and printed music scores

With about 10 million objects from nearly 1,000 years of Irish history, archiving the internet isn’t the first thing that jumps to mind about the Nat(...)