ibiblio and our director, Paul Jones, have gotten a lot of media attention for our digital preservation efforts (sometimes wrongly called hoarding). Seems we have the World’s oldest World Wide Web page, a version that Tim Berners-Lee used for his demonstration at Hypertext 91 in San Antonio, TX.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to one of the oldest preserved websites, stored on an antique computer maintained by Professor Paul Jones, gifted to him by one of the original Swedish architects of the World Wide Web. Established in 1789, UNC Chapel Hill is one of the three oldest universities in the country, the second largest university in the state, and one of the original eight Public Ivy schools. UNC Chapel Hill students, alumni and athletic teams are known collectively as the Tar Heels, and have garnered more than 40 NCAA championship titles in six different sports (women’s lacrosse won this year). The school mascot is the Ram.
While we know that Tim Berners-Lee is British and was working in Switzerland at CERN with no particular Swedish connection and we know that “gifted” should not be a verb and we know that the page has been online continuously since 1993 (at least), we’re delighted to be seen as having something that UNC and Forbes can be proud of.
Enjoy the articles and the World’s oldest World Wide Web page.
Concierto is the first nationally distributed bilingual classical music program. Produced by WDAV out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Concierto is carried by over 20 public radio stations across the country.
Concierto focuses on Spanish and Latin American composers and musicians. This aims to draw more Latin American listeners into the world of classical music, but also to expose current listeners to the rich offerings of Latin art and culture.
You can stream Concierto programming by clicking here. You can also access the media player on their website, where you can learn more about the organization and its partners.
To close out the series on ibiblio’s radio streaming services, we’ll leave you with the Concierto de Aranjuez by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo, performed by guitarist John Williams:
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