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Internet Archive launches major initiative with Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Cairo, 18 April 2002  -- The Internet Archive of California, USA and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) of Alexandria, Egypt today announced a new partnership to promote the distribution of digital material to all researchers. Brewster Kahle, the founder and CEO of the Internet Archives made a most generous donation valued at $5 million, to enable the BA to establish a center of internet connectivity that would have the entire 100 terabytes of information of the archive in the BA in Alexandria. The material is on-line and can be accessed through the BAs website : www.bibalex.org.

Kahle and Serageldin held a joint press conference at which they announced their plans to promote the digital revolution in the library world and spoke of the needs to preserve the heritage and promote universal access. The new partnership is intended to pursue these twin goals.
 
 
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