How Montana State Library Uploaded Batches of Digital Objects to the Internet Archive

by Chris Stockwell for Montana State Library, 12/29/2010

Introduction

The Montana State Library (MSL) last year moved a copy of its collection of 3000 born digital state publications to the Internet Archive (IA). Since MSL will be continuing to upload and integrate born digital publications to the Internet Archive, we encourage constructive comment. Also, MSL would be happy to answer questions about what we did. Contact the Library Information Services division.

It was a natural progression for MSL to upload and integrate its born digital state publications to the Internet Archive. The Internet Archive already is digitizing Montana’s print state publications under contract. After the items are digitized, IA provides public access to them through its free digital library with an MSL logo. IA is officially recognized as a library by California. Also, IA’s Archive-It team archives Montana state agency web sites under contract. Montana State Library considers IA to be its institutional repository for its primary state publications collection…

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10 Responses to How Montana State Library Uploaded Batches of Digital Objects to the Internet Archive

  1. Really interesting, I didn’t realize IA was considered a “legal” library.

    • harderthanyomoms says:

      why wouldnt it be legal? It’s the individual, not the archive, who is responsible for what they upload, and if somebody isnt actively protecting their copyright,mit should be public domain. IA isnt hiding anything from anyone.

  2. sasa says:

    Certainly an interesting contribution to the overall content and quality

  3. Krishnakumari says:

    Very interesting one…

  4. SunLove says:

    It is certainly a wealth of information is always welcome, all praise for the article.

  5. Luis Silveira says:

    Dear Sirs
    I’m a surgeon and I am writing a PhD thesis to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra.
    I loved to have access to the article “The operative story of goiter. The author’s observation.” published in vol 19 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Report in 1920 by Halted WS.
    Is it possible to have access to this document? You can send it by e-mail? Or by mail? And in this case what price?
    Yours

    Luis Silveira

    • Mr. Silveira,

      I am the author of the blog post you have commented on, not a represensative of the Internet Archive. I work for the Montana State Library.

      Being a state library, we do not collect medical articles. We provide Montana state publications primarily. We do have medical database, but they are funded for Montana citizens.

      I did find the article you are trying to get at JAMA
      for a $3.50 fee. You may contact them directly. This probably means that the article is not available from the Internet Archive, but you could search for it at http://www.archive.org.

      Also, perhaps your university can access the article via its library services.

      Seasons Greetings,
      Chris

  6. Web dizajn says:

    Is there a list of which digital documents did they provide? I think it could be useful, no?

  7. Mr nghia says:

    why wouldnt it be legal? It’s the individual, not the archive, who is responsible for what they upload, and if somebody isnt actively protecting their copyright,mit should be public domain. http://simsodeponline.com/sim-hop-tuoi-a-32.html
    Being a state library, we do not collect medical articles. We provide Montana state publications primarily. We do have medical database, but they are funded for Montana citizens.

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