Author Archives: Grace Neveu

Digitizing Balinese Lontars

With the help of the Internet Archive and Ron Jenkins, a theater professor at Wesleyan University, the Balinese are leading the world as the first culture to have their entire literature go online. The documents are centuries-old lontar palm leaves … Continue reading

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In-Library eBook Lending Program Launched

Internet Archive and Library Partners Develop Joint Collection of 80,000+ eBooks To Extend Traditional In-Library Lending Model San Francisco, CA – Today, a group of libraries led by the Internet Archive announced a new, cooperative 80,000+ eBook lending collection of … Continue reading

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Digitizing All Balinese Literature

The Balinese, with the help of the Internet Archive and Ron Jenkins of Wesleyan University, have started digitizing the libraries of Balinese literature. They are in the running for being the first culture to have their entire literature go online, … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Needs Your Help

DEAR FRIENDS OF THE ARCHIVE This year the Internet Archive needs your help. In 2009-2010 we were able to employ hundreds of low income, out of work parents using a stimulus wage subsidy. Most of these parents worked to scan … Continue reading

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Over 1 Million Digital Books Now Available Free to the Print-Disabled

Associated Press Story The books on our Open Library site. Press release: More than doubling the number of books available to print disabled people of all ages, today the Internet Archive launched a new service that brings free access to … Continue reading

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SF Event: Books in Browsers

130 publishers, librarians, toolmakers, booksellers gathered to re-imagine and re-invent the book ecosystem in the digital world including a speech celebrating it. Books in Browsers to read, buy, and borrow. -brewster

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Digital Lending Library

Checking out digital versions of books that are automatically returned after two weeks is as easy as logging onto the Internet Archive’s Open Library site, announced digital librarian and Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle. By integrating this new service, more … Continue reading

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Milestone reached! 250,000 books from uToronto

When I talked with Carole Moore, the fantastic librarian from University of Toronto, about 6 years ago, she had a vision of scanning 250,000 books from their libraries. Well, a few days ago she succeeded. ( http://www.archive.org/details/university_of_toronto ) It has … Continue reading

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Awards for the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive received 2 awards recently that we are proud of. One is for social benefit from the Free Software Foundation. Coming from those that helped restructure the software domain in the era of burdensome copyrights and patents, we … Continue reading

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