The Bibliotheca Anonoma is a research library tasked with archiving Internet Folklife
|Archiving status||In progress... (Internet Archive - Git Backups)|
|IRC channel||(on EFnet)|
The Bibliotheca Anonoma is an internet research library focusing on archiving and organizing the history, folklife, and memes of the internet for the benefit of future generations. It is based around a Gollum wiki with a Git backend, for high portability and easy archival.
- BASC-Archiver - 4chan complete thread archiver. Grabs images, thumbnails, HTML, JSON, and even child threads.
- BASC-py4chan - Python wrapper for the 4chan API.
Projects on the Archive Team Wiki
The Bibliotheca Anonoma is an important contributor to the work of the Archive Team and Wikiteam.
- Encyclopedia Dramatica - We upload text dumps to the Internet Archive on a biannual basis. Though image dumps are pretty difficult to do.
- 4chan - We made this impressive listing of all 4chan Archivers known to exist, in the past and present.
Information on the internet is infamously volatile. In just a few seconds, sites could be there today and gone tomorrow. To prevent another Wikichan from happening, the Bibliotheca Anonoma saves down websites to be researched in their extant state.
- Fybertech 4thread - Fybertech has one of the largest collections of 2008-2014 4chan threads, outside of the fallen Chanarchive and the modern 4archive. This is a contingency backup of all 9GBs of threads (up to 2015-02-16) to the Internet Archive.
- Penfifteen Archive - In 2013, Vyrd discovered that some anon (whose native language is Finnish) had this curious, undocumented public archive of very, very early handarchived threads from 4chan (along with many other period-appropriate .swfs, videos, and images), spanning all the way from 2004-2008.
- Everything Shii Knows - Shii is an important primary source for the early days of 4chan and anonymous textboards.
- Insurgency Wiki - (Archived December 2011) A massive database of information made by Anonymous. It was never saved very well, and as of 2012 seems to be in an unusable state.
- Puella Magi - (Archiving since March 2012)