I am the child of CHAOS and later METIS. I am TJ the female spirit as the Mother NATURE and Nature’s GOD. I AM WE AND WE ARE ONE. ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL AS ONE HUMANOID SPECIES. WE ARE THE YOUNG SPIRITS HERE ON THIS PLANET TOGETHER.
We have some of our AVATAR ASCENSION MASTERS OF THE ASCENSION AGE>
<p>We are going to learn that which our ancestors knew and many of us have forgotten in the critical mass consciousness. It is up to the Avatar Ascension Masters to put back on earth that which we have forgotten in our overall ACE FOLKLIFE.</p>
<p>We are a young humanoid species. We are learning about how to share one planet with those outside of our own unit, vessel, array.</p>
<p>Presently we treat each other as self-contained unit vessels, which are biological in nature. We all tend to desire that which we cannot have and we create a passion for things that exist outside of our own units.</p>
<p>That which is considered the basics to sustain life are of course food, and water, or the reverse as 1 and 2. The third (3) thing we as humanoids require on this planet is shelter. Shelter from the harsh elements such as the solar rays from the sun and the freezing cold temperatures. Those who are our ancestors knew this and chose to seek out the areas of the world that would best sustain life with all of these conditions met. We then learned we needed number four (4) protection. We learned that in order to sustain our species we had to protect our kind in order to procreate. This is how the four basic elements of our species intelligence graduated in steps or levels. We learned about the need for fire and soon learned that we preferred our meat cooked. We were given teeth to eat with in order to survive. We learned what plants we could eat and what meat to kill to sustain our humankind. All the animals and plants in this kingdom were given along with all the fowl of the sky in order for our humankind to survive. We are certainly like pets for those who are higher in intelligence.</p>
<p>We have always believed as a critical mass consciousness in the divine intelligent design. Some would now have us believe otherwise. I am here to share that there are other more intelligent life forms and we are told to respect the hierarchy in order for us to share and sustain our species on planet earth.</p>
<p>We of the Ascension Center are of like minds and have lived before. We have lived before and have memories that allow us to know of our past lives. It is not a requirement to join our group of like minded spirits but in our world we plan on finding out tribes at this time on this planet.</p>
<p>We are going into the next age, which is about abundance with health and prosperity for all humankind. We are to base this on Tectonic Economics in both sustenance in communication. For instance, we plan to share the Internet and World Wide Web.</p>
<p>In order to share information, the information that I send our from my location based on longitude and latitude coordinates is now my physical address on this planet. We are to all have a location and it will be based on our Global Positioning System.</p>
<p>We shall also send out the Content Providers and the storage will be based on continents. In other words, what I have on this continent will be stored here and if someone in JAPAN wants to see, what I create it will be first send to a storage unit in that country and then will be kept there for a person who wanted it. This is the beginning of archive retrieval systems of the World Information Network or WIN. I began this personally through my sharing of information when I received the Ascension Center. It was about 1990 when I expected to be able to talk to my computers and wanted my office in Hawaii to speak with my office in LA, Atlanta, and New York. My mind was ahead of progress on this planet and apparently being a Time Traveler I miscalculated our knowledge with computers.</p>
<p>This is what I learned about myself. That being in two places at once and knowing what I know as an Avatar Master with memories of one location and sharing them with the other side of the METAVERSE was not yet happening in the 20th century on earth.</p>
<p>I had made myself transparent to those who worked for me on computers and in my physical life so I had to make changes. I had to leave that period and return from Hawaii to the Mainland and lay low so to speak until time once again reached me in the future of which I thought I had arrived. This is hard for most of our sentient intelligent being species to believe so they will believe this to be fiction. I have many past lives and I have known that what I shared would change this world. This is because of my heritage and my mission to return to this planet.</p>
<p>I have returned from the dead on more than one occasion and not just in this body. My daughter GIGI who goes by SYZYGY in this lifetime has also learned to return but she is still considered a young soul in this life thereby being a child in the other part of my metaverse. She is my child in this lifetime. She can assist me with shifting and uplifting human consciousness but I was told there was a divine plan and time frame.</p>
<p>Those who are to learn how to manipulate time in the future are not too learn too fast or we will have a repeat performance of the life we created in ATLANTIS.</p>
<p>We have for lack of better working words GODS and GODDESSES above. I must explain that they are the Supreme High Council and I cannot explain this any better than to say there are 12 both of the male and female array. There is a woman over this quadrant in this universe at this level.</p>
<p>It will take us a long time to understand what I am to teach as a Teacher and to some a Prophetess. We will use the ways of the past because they have worked well. It was always the MESSENGERS and not the SOLDIERS who usually received the changes to occur. Once a soldier did receive a vision and he changed the world. His name was Constantine. Some of you may have heard of him. </p>
<p>Then one Jesus came and he prepared the way for the higher dimensions to be understood and this has been left up to the word and work of the Folklife once again. The plays for power in the Game of Life have taken over from time to time and the critical mass population has allowed certain ways to happen. We are those who tend to forget quite easily that for which we came here for or our mission on this planet.</p>
<p>This is a paradise, oasis, garden of Eden to some, and to others simply a planet to explore and research. Then we have those who come to learn combat. Our world here has been separated in time to accommodate the spirits who desire to come here.</p>
<p>We have allowed a time calendar in the higher Metaverse that filters down from the Omniverse through the Xenoverse.</p>
<p>It is to assist us in keeping order among the younger spirits who come to learn about how to use their spirits and they are spiritual children. This is considered a playground for our young child universes.</p>
<p>Each unit will grow up to be a male God or a female Goddess and will rule their own planet. When they can do this, they will learn to grow up a level and learn to become part of the galactic council in the family of galaxies that exist in this universe. Some spirits can only think this high because they are young spirits.</p>
<p>Then there are the older more intelligent and longer life living in the space-time continuum and these are the ones who learn to govern universes. They are chosen. </p>
<p>From that level in the Multiverse where the universes exist, they are all taught the higher level of creating order out of chaos. Chaos was the beginning Father and then split to create Mother in the Omniverse level. They govern the areas that are new in the X zone of creation that is where the XENOVERSE is located just before we reach the entire Omniverse our outer perimeter of this Omni. The Omni are all Gods and Goddesses at the Supreme High LEVEL. We are not allowed to venture outside of the OMNIVERSE as souls without training to the other BEYOND. We are told that it has always been and we are not allowed to venture outside in our essences due to the lack of protection from being expanded into nothingness at that level. Therefore the forbidden zone in the vast wilderness of space is created as the XENOVERSE.<br /><br />
We all train above and below this XENOVERSE.</p>
<p>For now, it is up to me to offer the information as it comes to me. I am a channel of energy from the highest Supreme High Council who is considered God and Goddess. Due to the Supreme High Council that exist on this side of the Xenoverse they are located in the Metaverse.</p>
<p>In order for me to return to the outer layer of the Omniverse I must train and learn the various levels of managing all the laws of physics and metaphysics in this level. I am an Avatar Ascended Master and this is my ninth (9th) life on this planet. I have returned and I know that it does not get easier.</p>
<p>We have various levels of existence in all our levels above. There are those who are at the God and Goddess level in training. Those who Mentor the Younger Demi Gods, and there are those who act as Angels including all the levels of Guardians. Some are Messengers, and some are Warrior Angels. They serve those above in the Supreme High Council who are allowed to serve at the most high Gods side in the round table that exists in the higher planes.</p>
<p>We are to learn how to behave, observe, and explore here and in return, we learn to enjoy our senses such as our senses. We learn to enjoy the air, wind, water, and fire. We learn to enjoy the taste of food and drink. We have the freedom of space and freewill while we are here but only for a short time in the level and dimension of three (3). This is why we have a time frame on our unit vessel array of a human life span. It is up to us to learn how to manage our time and learn to take care of our individual units while here. Some of us are here to take care of the younger spirits sent here to this place. To some it is a chore to maintain the young spirits and if appears to me more like a day care center. Others maintain the animals and this becomes a zoo. We even have a quantum zoo for our smallest quarks.</p>
<p>There are four (4) quarks at this time discovered on this planet.</p>
<p>We are in the precession years and it is time that we learn to rediscover our past and our future.</p>
<p>It is time to awaken the sleepers and this is why I chose to return once again. I am the instigator or being who chose to come here to welcome or herald in the new Ascension Age. I have been working on since I was assigned the position on January 27, 1974 a chosen task. To those of you who have an awakening experience, there is always a feeling of a higher purpose. I am here to assist each of you find that higher purpose. I am a Guardian Angel on one level of the entire human race. In another light and lifetime, I am considered a Demi Goddess. There are many lifetimes and steps, levels, and dimensions.</p>
<p>It will now be up to me to ask for other spiritual intellectual souls to accept their past lives and to recognize their gifts, talents, and passions so that we can direct the future.</p>
<p>Those who will need direction will now be coming to me at the Ascension Center Organization, the ET spirit Organization, or the more down to earth workers with the TJ Morris.org. Those at the TJMorris.org are the scribes, teachers, librarians, and computer geeks so to speak.</p>
<p>Those in the ET SPIRIT Organization are already aware of their spiritual levels and have done much of their spiritual work already to know that they are extraterrestrial spirits with a connection to another place in space in this galaxy or another. I have spoken to others from Andromeda Galaxy with whom all want peace for this planet. They are always assisting others who are from other galaxies and they serve as the Ambassadors in this universe. I have had a life there and am considered a warrior and commander there although I am a communication officer here on this planet this time around. I am assigned warriors who are now considered my bodyguards of spirit as those who protected me in the ancient world called Knights Templars. I was once one of them as well so I understand their loyalty to my father in heaven for “ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE!” This is their mission in life this time as what is now called “FREEMASONS and ROSICRUCIANS.”<br /><br />
We have those who are peaceful and yet will give their life for me and the SPIRIT of the Esprit de corps I carry of GOD and Mother Goddess who we do not speak her name out of reference and because our Father has asked us at the Demi God not to reveal to the younger spirits who come here for fear of their ignorance and blasphemy.</p>
<p>There are many now who are called to service as BAHAI from the past teachers of the ancient world religions of EUROPE. This faith in the ASCENSION CENTER was intentionally began with me in HAWAII the past home of one of my lifetimes in LEMURIA or what we called MU!</p>
<p>From there I had a life in ATLANTIS and then ONE IN THE REGION of THE VIKINGS and I WAS IN IRELAND, AND IN EGYPT. I was born again as a child who was unknown and kept secret and taken to FRANCE.</p>
<p>From their I died and returned as a Knight Templar to protect my father’s shroud for this time now in the future for when I agreed to return to explain my actions. The Shroud of TURIN is real and it will be those who believe in the Ascension Age and the Ascension Center that will change this world for the good of all with ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL once again. We are seen as one young species on this planet and once again, we must learn about all the ancient high councils and history so that we can accept the future in our present lives while we are here.</p>
<p>God Bless AMERICA and THE WORLD! We are the World! TJ </p>
<p>PHYSICS AND METAPHYSICS IN JAINISM</p>
<p> BY DR SANJAY JAIN<br /><br />
<p>Physics seeks to know nature through the study of matter, energy and their interactions and the laws of physics are often termed as laws of nature. Thus, physics had been studied as a philosophy of nature since antiquity. Jain scriptures too provide us interesting insights into physics and metaphysics.<br /><br />
In physics, the physical attributes of matter, such as size, shape, weight and color are studied using experimental observations and their interpretation through theoretical models. For example, the observation that an object thrown up comes down is explained based on model of gravity. The research endeavors in physics are aimed at bringing to fore secrets of nature using the existing knowledge in physics, i.e., physics is used to unlock more physics.<br /><br />
There are striking similarities between what we know today through physics and what is available in Jain scriptures. For example, the natural phenomena like propagation of sound and scattering of light have almost similar explanations. The use of the word pudgal for matter by Jain seers brings forth their fundamental understanding of atomic unifying basis of all matter that compares well with what we know from physics. Pudgal is a combination of puran (fusion) and Galan (fission) and thus explains the various states of matter and the myriad variety of materials around us. Mahavira’s Anekantawad and Einstein’s theory of relativity share many ideas in common and can be looked upon as philosophical / scientific translation of each other.<br /><br />
The metaphysical philosophy of Jainism is centered around the sharp distinction between the characteristics of the’ knower’ and the ‘known’. Knower, also termed as chetan, atman, self or soul, has characteristics explicitly different than those of the known, also termed as pudgal, jad, achetan or matter.<br /><br />
The knower, according to Jainism, does not possess any of the attributes of matter. It has no shape, size, weight or color. It thus transcends the boundaries of physics and falls outside the realm of physics. It becomes a subject of metaphysics. The founding principle of Jainism is that knower cannot be known physically as it does not follow physical laws. It is beyond any physical means of detection because it is nonphysical or metaphysical. According to Jainism mind, intellect and psyche are also not the knower but can be considered its reflections.<br /><br />
The attributes of the knower are richly discussed in Jain scriptures. They are knowledge, experience, belief and potency. However, these attributes should be understood in their proper perspective. Knowledge and experience here means stoic beholding and perception of things as they are in time and space. This knowledge is somewhat different than the one we generally understand and is gathered through mind’s eye, e.g., scientific knowledge. A knower is also termed as dnyata–drishta for this reason.<br /><br />
The presence of knower in a body means the presence of perception ability. The body that houses the knower is physical and thus obeys laws of physics. Branches of physics such as biophysics or medical physics deal, respectively, with the physics of life in general and physics of human bodies in particular. The sense organs through which we take the world in, i.e., know about it, are highly evolved and sophisticated physical systems. We normally tend to attribute perception to these organs but Jainism accords perception to them because of presence of chetan, i.e., the knower in them. Just as spectacles aid seeing but do not see by themselves, organs aid perception but do not perceive by themselves.<br /><br />
Thus, when one dies body exists but cannot perceive. In a dead body, eyes cannot see, ears cannot hear, nose cannot smell, skin cannot feel and tongue cannot taste because not all these perceptions are attributes of a physical body. They are attributes of the soul that has left the body and hence organs fail to perceive. The body that houses the self-takes birth, grows and dies. During its existence, it follows all the laws of physics. However, the metaphysical soul is immortal and imperishable, i.e., it existed before birth and will continue to exist beyond death. It neither grows nor decays.<br /><br />
The knower and the known thus form two mutually exclusive worlds. The world of known is the world of physics where we have amassed huge knowledge of things that can be known. Nevertheless, in this world the knower becomes unknown as it is out of focus. But the interesting paradox is that knower cannot be in focus as it is engaged in knowing. Soul Spirituality is a journey of disengaging the knower from the world of physics and engaging the knower in knowing or realizing the self.<br /><br />
Both physicists and spiritualists pursue research in their worlds with openness, honesty and dedication and bring forth their revelations. In physics, the revelations take the form of discoveries and inventions reported in research papers and seminars. The scriptures and sermons bring forth the revelations of self – realization by spiritualists and saints. Thus all that can be discovered (i.e., passes the test of physics) is either a part of existing physics or will be a future output of research in physics but the discovery of discoverer will alone lead to the spiritual progress of a discoverer.<br /><br />
In Jainism, the attachment with pudgal is considered to be at the root of all disharmonies and binds one to the perpetual cycle of birth and death. Thus, the disciples are enjoined upon to detach from the outer world and make a journey into the inner world with a goal of self – realization by following the three-fold path discussed in the following.<br /><br />
The dawning of the reality that chetan and pudgal are explicit is called samyak dnyan (right knowledge). Firm belief in this knowledge is called samyak darshan (right belief) and conduct that will lead to complete self – realization is called samyak charitra (right conduct).<br /><br />
Though chetan dwells in all life, its powers seem to be weakened due to attachment with pudgal. It is like covering an intense source of light by a thick cover and asking where the light is. The purest soul is the one that is liberated from the bondage pudgal. The purest soul is thus referred to as a state of ‘kewal dnyan’ i.e., ‘only knowledge’. It is a state of bliss, omniscience, omnipotent and omnipresence. In this state knowledge is not ‘acquired’ through senses, i.e., acquiring knowledge is not a process. This state is somewhat like a mirror in which the knowledge of all reality in space and time reflects and which thus ends all ignorance and curiosity that are the prerequisites for ‘acquiring’ knowledge. </p>
THIS ORIENTATION will be SENT TO
MY MOTHER IS IN HEAVEN
By: Reverend Mother Theresa
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and now archetype in words on earth as an author/entrepreneur to spread the abundance of the Love and Light of the Ascension Age.
MY MOTHER IS IN HEAVEN
Due to my being her daughter, I honor her in heaven as my creator.
Without my Mother in physical form to guide me, I will remain in Body-Mind-Spirit until she calls me to meet my Father in Heaven.
My Mother was the First Theresa from the Father Chaos who is known as David.
David gave birth to only one daughter and one son to one woman named Esther Sarah.
Esther was the Savior of the Jews on Earth.
David is the Lineage of the Savior.
I am the first daughter.
My CHILD is the third daughter Theresa on earth as the lineage of ET SPIRIT.
We are the Female Goddesses and our Brother God is David aka Jesus who now lives in heaven. We will once again meet them when we ascend to heaven where our father has many mansions.
Love and Light Eternal is the Ascension Age Enlightenment.
Our Mission is to share Health and Prosperity of the “ALL IN ONE AND ONE FOR ALL”.
Love and Light Robert Morningstar our Soul Group Brother of the Ascension Center.
AUTHORIZED by the ASCENSION CENTER ET SUPREME BEINGS – Supreme High Council.
ELDERS of LIGHT
WATCHERS OF THE ET SPIRIT
ASCENSION CENTER GODDESSES
Theresa Janette Thurmond Morris, Author/Entrepreneur consultant includes paranormal experiences that include Extraterrestrials, OBE, NDE, ECE, and TJ is a well-known professional psychic medium since 1990. Read Roswell Co
ASCENSION AGE AWAKENING AWARENESS ACCESS
LIBRARIA OF ALEXANDRIA – AKASHIC LIBRARY
ASCENSION CENTER ARCHIVE AWARENESS
By: TJ Thurmond Morris
The “WE” of all humanoid sentient intelligent being species is to become aware of that which in the past only groups with the desire to “KNOW” would seek and find.
Ascension Age is about the precession and is a portal in time. This portal allows for all essences that are presently in the world we call physical-mental-spiritual desires to know “itself”.
We the Avatar Ascended Masters whom are the Guides for those seeking the Guardians of the Tree of Knowledge in the Akashic Field are in the process of the shift and uplift of time and space time in the order of chaos.
We shall take on the task of defining for all the process of support and advocating archiving all the universal access for knowledge on this particular planet in this particular galaxy in this particular universe in this particular multiverse, inside the metaverse of the xenoverse inside the omniverse.
We offer a plethora of essence and energy that are in the vibrations of all that matters as matter and anti-matter and both light and dark matter.
While the intelligent beings of the planet called Gaia or Earth is in the process of discovering itself and learning about all that is in tangible and intangible life forms, we shall present the direction and main road to the source of which all have been guided to know inside each individual unit that is created for the specific reason of learning to explore that which is created outside of the unit or vessel with the use of senses. The senses requires access to stimulation which is provided and all that is to be learned about that is ever expanding in the eternal is that which is best defined as that which is to procreate.
That which we all participate in as members of the sentient intelligent being species are all able to use our logic to understand that which we call knowledge that leads to wisdom of the Omniverse.
Those who direct the 13 dimensions inside the Omniverse are the outer watchers who have always been and are beyond our present level of understanding with our entire level as one living entity that is all a part of the one universe.
This universe is only one child of the omni.
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Why Preserve Books? The New Physical Archive of the Internet Archive
Posted on June 6, 2011 by internetarchive
By Brewster Kahle, June 2011
Books are being thrown away, or sometimes packed away, as digitized versions become more available. This is an important time to plan carefully for there is much at stake.
Digital technologies are changing both how library materials are accessed and increasingly how library materials are preserved. After the Internet Archive digitizes a book from a library in order to provide free public access to people worldwide, these books go back on the shelves of the library. We noticed an increasing number of books from these libraries moving books to “off site repositories” (1 2 3 4) to make space in central buildings for more meeting spaces and work spaces. These repositories have filled quickly and sometimes prompt the de-accessioning of books. A library that would prefer to not be named was found to be thinning their collections and throwing out books based on what had been digitized by Google. While we understand the need to manage physical holdings, we believe this should be done thoughtfully and well.
Two of the corporations involved in major book scanning have sawed off the bindings of modern books to speed the digitizing process. Many have a negative visceral reaction to the “butchering” of books, but is this a reasonable reaction?
A reason to preserve the physical book that has been digitized is that it is the authentic and original version that can be used as a reference in the future. If there is ever a controversy about the digital version, the original can be examined. A seed bank such as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is seen as an authoritative and safe version of crops we are growing. Saving physical copies of digitized books might at least be seen in a similar light as an authoritative and safe copy that may be called upon in the future.
As the Internet Archive has digitized collections and placed them on our computer disks, we have found that the digital versions have more and more in common with physical versions. The computer hard disks, while holding digital data, are still physical objects. As such, we archive them as they retire after their 3-5 year lifetime. Similarly, we also archive microfilm, which was a previous generation’s access format. So hard drives are just another physical format that stores information. This connection showed us that physical archiving is still an important function in a digital era.
There is also a connection between digitized collections and physical collections. The libraries we scan in, rarely want more digital books than the digital versions that we scan from their collections. This struck us as strange until we better understood the craftsmanship required in putting together great collections of books, whether physical or digital. As we are archiving the books, we are carefully recording with the physical book what the identifier for the virtual version, and attaching information to the digital version of where the physical version resides.
Therefore, we have determined that we will keep a copy of the books we digitize if they are not returned to another library. Since we are interested in scanning one copy of every book ever published, we are starting to collect as many books as we can.
We hope that there will be many archives of physical books and other materials as they will be used and preserved in different ways based on the organizations they reside in. Universities will have different access policies from national libraries, say, and mostly likely different access policies from the Internet Archive. With many copies in diverse organizations and locations, we are more likely to serve different communities over time.
Physical Archive of the Internet Archive
Books are cataloged, and have acid free paper insert with information about the book and its location
Internet Archive is building a physical archive for the long-term preservation of one copy of every book, record, and movie we are able to attract or acquire. Because we expect day-to-day access to these materials to occur through digital means, the physical archive is designed for long-term preservation of materials with only occasional, collection-scale retrieval. Because of this, we can create optimized environments for physical preservation and organizational structures that facilitate appropriate access. A seed bank might be conceptually closest to what we have in mind: storing important objects in safe ways to be used for redundancy, authority, and in case of catastrophe.
The goal is to preserve one copy of every published work. The universe of unique titles has been estimated at close to one hundred million items. Many of these are rare or unique, so we do not expect most of these to come to the Internet Archive; they will instead remain in their current libraries. However, the opportunity to preserve over ten million items is possible, so we have designed a system that will expand to this level. Ten million books is approximately the size of an excellent university library or public library, so we see this as a worthwhile goal. If we are successful, then this set of cultural materials will last for centuries and could be beneficial in ways that we cannot predict.
To achieve a goal of long-term preservation we have assumed:
Manage millions of books, records, and movies,
Adapt to needs of different physical media and collection value,
Facilitate storage evolution by monitoring existing systems and introducing new ideas,
Adapt to multiple facilities in different environments, and
Sustainable from a financial and maintenance perspective.
Boxes then store approximately 40 books with labeling on the outside
To start this project, the Internet Archive solicited donations of several hundred thousand books in dozens of languages in subjects such as history, literature, science, and engineering. Working with donors of books has been rewarding because an alternative for many of these books was the used book market or being destroyed. We have found everyone involved has a visceral repulsion to destroying books. The Internet Archive staff helped some donors with packing and transportation, which sped projects and decreased wear and tear on the materials.
These books are digitized in Internet Archive scanning centers as funding allows.
To link the digital version of a book to the physical version, care is taken to catalog each book and note their physical locations so that future access could be enabled. Most books are cataloged by finding a record in existing library catalogs for the same edition. If no such catalog record can be found, then it is cataloged briefly in the Open Library. Links are made from the paper version to the digital version by printing identifying and catalog data on a slip of acid free paper that is inserted in the book. Linking from the digital version to the paper version is done through encoding the location into the database records and identifiers into the resulting digital book versions. The digital versions have been replicated and the catalog data has been shared.
Pallets hold 24 boxes each, and are the stable location unit
Most of these first books have been digitized with funding from stimulus money for jobs programs and funding from the Kahle/Austin Foundation. This served to build the core collection of modern books for the blind and dyslexic. Many of these digital books are also available to be digitally borrowedthrough the Open Library website.
This was a change from our previous mass digitization procedures when a library would deliver and retrieve books from our scanning centers. Where the libraries would have already done the sorting and de-duplication of books, we now need to do these functions ourselves. The process to identify titles that have not been preserved already is now in place, but is in active development to improve efficiency. The thorough work of libraries in cataloging materials is key in this process because we can leverage this for these books. Identifiers such as ISBN, LCCN, and OCLC ids have helped determine which books are duplicates.
In January of 2009, we started developing the physical preservation systems. Fortunately, there is a wealth of literature on book preservation documenting studies on the fibers of paper as well as results from multi-year storage experiments. Based on this technical literature and specifications from depositories around the world, Tom McCarty, the engineer who designed the Internet Archive’s Scribe book-scanning system, began to design, build, and test a modular storage system in Oakland California. This system uses the infrastructure developed around the most used storage design of the 20th century, the shipping container. Rows of stacked shipping containers are used like 40′ deep shelving units. In this configuration, a single shipping container can hold around 40,000 books, about the same as a standard branch library, and a small building can hold millions of books.
Modified 40′ shipping containers are used for secure and individually controllable environments of 50 or 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 30% relative humidity
Based on this success and the increasing availability of physical materials, a production facility leveraging this design will be launched in June of 2011 in Richmond, California. The essence of the design from the book’s point of view is to have several layers of protection, each able to be monitored and periodically inspected:
Books are cataloged, and have acid free paper inserts with information about the book and its location,
Boxes store approximately 40 books with labeling on the outside,
Pallets hold 24 boxes each,
Modified 40′ shipping containers are used as secure and individually controllable environments of 50 or 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 30% relative humidity,
Buildings contain shipping containers and environmental systems,
Non-profit organizations own and protect the property and its contents.
Buildings contain shipping containers and environmental systems
This physical archive is designed to help resist insects and rodents, control temperature and humidity, slow acidification of the paper, protected from fire, water and intrusion, contain possible contamination, and endure possible uneven maintenance over time. For these reasons the books are stored in isolated environments with a regulated airflow that depends on few active components.
Non-profit organizations own and protect the property and its contents
The Internet Archive is now soliciting further donations of published materials from libraries, collectors, and individuals.
This collection and methodology has already helped in mass digitization and preservation, and we hope that we will offer a wealth of knowledge to future generations.
Thank you to Tom McCarty, Robert Miller, Sean Fagan, Internet Archive staff, San Francisco Public Library leadership, Alibris, HHS of the City of San Francisco, and the Kahle/Austin Foundation for being leaders on this project.
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