Scalar 2 User's Guide

Importing Media from the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission: "universal access to all knowledge." It offers permanent storage and access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, music, moving images, and books. The Internet Archive was founded by Brewster Kahle in 1996.

To import media from the Internet Archive, click the import icon on your Scalar header bar, scroll down to "Affiliated Archives" and select "Internet Archive". The Internet Archive Importer will appear, with an option to perform a search of the archive. Note that it's best to wait at least a half an hour before trying to import media that was recently added to Internet Archive, to allow the media to be processed properly.

Once search results are returned, you can preview individual files by clicking their "Preview" links on the right, or select one or more media files to import by clicking their associated checkboxes. Then, clicking the "Import selected media" button at the bottom will bring the media's metadata into Scalar.

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