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Internet Archive, the San Francisco-based nonprofit digital library, suffered a setback this week when a raging fire heavily damaged the organization's scanning center and its sophisticated digitization equipment, valued at $600,000, according to a Slate story.

Internet Archive's goal is to back up and preserve wide swaths of the Internet, as well as books and movies, and make them available through such tools as the popular Wayback Machine. The organization is seeking donations to help it rebuild the scanning operations.

The good news is that the fire did not damage Internet Archive's main building, where its data is stored, as well as some 500,000 books and movies the organization plans to digitize.