The Internet Archive is crowdfunding to replace scanning equipment lost in a fire

The Internet Archive, a non-profit entity originally set up by Brewster Kahle to archive as much of the web as possible, lost about $600,000 of its scanning equipment in a fire at one of its locations in San Francisco and is looking for help to replace it. In addition to archiving web pages, the Archive also scans and indexes books (as part of its Open Library project), as well as movies and other content.