Archive.org and therefore the books on openlibrary.org were blocked in China for a couple of years, starting being blocked without notice, and now at least partially recovering without notice. Ken LeTran, the Archive employee working with a Chinese Department of Education scanning project, reported the availability today.
A cool site has been tracking the history of the blocking of www.archive.org . We seem to be back on the air for openlibrary.org and the Wayback Machine as well. Another site confirms availability. (Well, there are lots of blocked sites you probably have heard of.)
Hope we stay available, it helps the “universal access” part of our “Universal Access to All Knowledge” mission.
(pardon the web-bug, but it seemed appropriate)