Universal access to all knowledge.
The Webby Awards is delighted to honor Archive.org with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for its unflagging commitment to making the world’s knowledge available online, and preserving the history of the Internet itself. With its vast collection of digitized books, movies, music, and more, Internet Archive is one of the premier sources of information online. Furthermore, through tools like The Wayback Machine, the site is a unique catalog of the history of the Internet itself—a vital resource for such an ever-changing medium. For harnessing the power of the Internet to freely disseminate information and for being the web’s most knowledgeable historian, it’s our great privilege to honor Internet Archive with the Lifetime Achievement Award.