The volunteer group I've worked with for awhile, the Old Time Radio
Researcher's Group, uses archive.org as the permanent home of their
"certified" radio series - they make new transfers of discs or early
generation tapes and try to find the best existing copy of shows in a
series and put the resulting files there.
Archive.org also has partnerships with libraries that are digitizing books
and other materials at the site.
I uploaded some collections of audio related to a 30s-60s gay nightclub
performer, Ray Bourbon, to archive.org some time ago as well as three
documentaries I produced in the 1990s. I'm happy with it as a public home
for this digital material.
Since users can upload material, some spam gets through, but does come down
I'd say it's still the best option.
Randy A. Riddle
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On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 7:40 PM, Tim Stamps <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My take on this is that archive.org is still the best option.
> The fact that they have been overtaken by spam means they
> need a spring-cleaning. If enough people write in with complaints,
> I am sure they will comply as best they can. Any other public site is
> bound to fall victim as well - after all, it *is* the internet.
> For a perpetually free-from-spam site, you may need to look for
> one that requires logins, or even paid registrations or subscriptions
> but that would certainly limit your audience significantly.
> A subscription site like ARSC would be a good option, if they
> were interested in setting up an online archive site for members.
> Tim S.
> On May 19, 2014, at 11:38 AM, CJB wrote:
> > I have a number of archival recordings both sound and video to upload
> > to archive sites in perpetuity - or for as long as the Internet
> > exists.
> > I thought of YouTube - however its is not audio file friendly, it
> > appends adverts, and there is a LOT of junk on there. Also being owned
> > by Google it is subject to ephemeral whims as to which files are
> > allowed to remain and which are summarily removed.
> > Then I thought that Archive.org would be a good option. Its easy to
> > upload files, metadata can be added, it does not carry advertising,
> > and once uploaded a file is converted into numerous forts, and there
> > is also a number of download options. BUT ... I have now found that
> > there are considerable uploads of porn material and files advertising
> > the services of prostitutes etc. such as Indian woman in Dubai (FGS).
> > So do folks here know of other reliable - and importantly porn free -
> > serious archive sites?
> > Thanks -
> > Chris B.