Media Types for Donations

The Internet Archive is currently accepting donations of the following media types for preservation and digitization:

Books – bound monographs including paperbacks

CDs – both audiobooks and music

LPs

45s

78rpm records

Software

Serials

Microfilm

Microfiche

Manuals

The Internet Archive is currently accepting donations of the following media types for preservation, with specific acceptance and digitization policies outlined below:

Periodicals – magazines, newspapers, etc

  • Seeking complete runs of a particular title or long runs of sequential issues (ie. every issue from 1980-1985). We are not able to accept loose magazines or newspapers at this time.
  • No guaranteed timeline for digitization.

DVDs

  • Seeking educational titles only. 
  • We are not able to accept commercial films at this time.
  • No guaranteed timeline for digitization.

VHS tapes

  • Seeking educational titles only. 
  • We are not able to accept commercial films or homemade recordings at this time.
  • Accepting for physical preservation only, no guarantee for digitization.

Reel-to-reel tapes

  • Accepting for physical preservation only, no guarantee for digitization.

Sheet music

  • Accepting for physical preservation only, no guarantee for digitization.

Wax cylinders

  • Accepting for physical preservation only, no guarantee for digitization.

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