Most connections were dial-up, important documents were stored on tape, and a young engineer named Brewster Cale was working on a revolutionary project: a way to archive the growing Internet. The Internet Archive holds more than 588 billion Web pages, 28 million books and texts, 14 million audio files, and 580,000 software titles, making it one of the largest digital libraries in the world. This video was created by Mark Weber for the Internet History Project and shows the first studies of the Internet Archive in 1996. In 2001, the project became available to the public through the Wayback Machine. Twenty-five years ago, the size of the entire World Wide Web was only 2.5 terabytes.