Category Archives: Books Archive

Searching Through Everything

With over 20 million items in the Internet Archive’s many collections, having a good way to search through them to find exactly what you want is crucial. It is equally important to be able to filter the data in flexible … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | 9 Comments

Lending Launches on Archive.org, Plus Bookreader Updates

We have been loaning digital books through Open Library since 2010. We started with about 10,000 books in the lending collections, and soon there will be more than 500,000 books available.   Today we launch lending on Archive.org, so patrons … Continue reading

Posted in Books Archive, News | Comments Off on Lending Launches on Archive.org, Plus Bookreader Updates

Open Library New Features and Fixes

OpenLibrary team has added pages for 200,000 new modern works and rolled out a brigade of fixes and features. Prioritized by feedback from openlibrary patrons, Full-text search through all books hosted on the Internet Archive is back online and is … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, Open Library | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Unlocking Books for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Internet Archive has been making print materials more accessible to the blind and print disabled for years, but now with Canada’s joining the Marrakesh Treaty, our sister organization, the Internet Archive Canada might be able to serve people in … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | 2 Comments

Discover Books Donates Large Numbers of Books

Internet Archive is proud to partner with Discover Books, a major used book seller, to help let the stories in books live on.   Discover books is donating books that the Internet Archive does not yet own and would have gone … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | 3 Comments

Google Library Project Legal: Let the Robots Read!

The decade-long legal battle over Google’s massive book scanning project is finally over, and it’s a huge win for libraries and fair use. On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the Author’s Guild, which had argued … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | 6 Comments

How Will We Explore Books in the 21st Century?

I love working with the Internet Archive’s collections, especially the growing book collection. As an engineer and sometimes scholar, I know there’s a lot of human knowledge inside books that’s difficult to discover. What new things could we do to … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | 14 Comments

A Treasure Trove of Adventure and Uploading

The Internet Archive opens its doors and drives towards a goal of Universal Access to Knowledge, and encourages contributions and uploads from our audience on a global scale. In some cases, like our Netlabels section, the contributors are often the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, Cool items | Comments Off on A Treasure Trove of Adventure and Uploading

Thank you, Robert Miller, for 2.5 million Books for Free Public Access

I am both sad and happy that Robert Miller has accepted another position so will be leaving the Internet Archive after 10 years of fantastic achievements. He joined to help create a mass movement of libraries bringing themselves digital by … Continue reading

Posted in Books Archive, News | 5 Comments

Internet Archive and CADAL Partner to Digitize 500,000 Academic Texts

The Internet Archive and the Chinese Academic Digital Associative Library (CADAL), are pleased to announce that 500,000 English-language, academic books will be digitized through a partnership that leverages strengths from both organizations. This furthers an initiative begun in 2009, The … Continue reading

Posted in Books Archive, News | 5 Comments

Sharing Data for Better Discovery and Access

The Internet Archive and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) are pleased to announce a joint collaborative program to enhance sharing of collections from the Internet Archive in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Internet Archive will … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News, Open Library | 1 Comment

$4 Million Available for Digitization in 2015 Application Deadline is April 30th Let’s Apply Together!

Internet Archive wants to partner with you to bring your ‘Hidden Collections’ into the public domain and become part of a global digital library! The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon … Continue reading

Posted in Books Archive, Hardware, News | 3 Comments

archive.org download counts of collections of items updates and fixes

Every month, we look over the total download counts for all public items at archive.org.  We sum item counts into their collections.  At year end 2014, we found various source reliability issues, as well as overcounting for “top collections” and … Continue reading

Posted in Audio Archive, Books Archive, Education Archive, Image Archive, Live Music Archive, Movie Archive, Music, Software Archive, Technical, Video Archive | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on archive.org download counts of collections of items updates and fixes

Crusading librarian for openness passes: Cathy Norton

A live wire in the library field, and a firebrand for openness, Cathy Norton helped keep libraries free and open during this current digitization wave. Fun and opinionated, we learned that she had the background and evidence to make the … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | 6 Comments

Partnership Promotes Jobs and Builds Free Global Library

As part of their Building Libraries Together initiative the Internet Archive is testing a new socially-responsible jobs model with Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) of Richmond, California. The Internet Archive has been digitizing books for nearly 10 years, but needed … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | Comments Off on Partnership Promotes Jobs and Builds Free Global Library

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

by Robert Miller, Global Director of Books, Internet Archive “Reading a book from the inside out!”. Well not quite, but a new way to read our eBooks has just been launched. Check out this great BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28976849 Here is … Continue reading

Posted in Books Archive, Cool items, News | 35 Comments

Working to Stop Rewriting Copyright Laws via TPP Treaty

The Internet Archive joined Our Fair Deal along with EFF and Public Knowledge to stop the US from using the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty from changing our copyright laws.   The coalition sent two open letters to TPP negotiators today on critical … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | Comments Off on Working to Stop Rewriting Copyright Laws via TPP Treaty

Popular subjects in our book collection

We took a leisurely stroll through half a million books today, and we noticed that lots of the books were congregating around some popular categories.  This isn’t an exhaustive list, we just thought it would nice to share a little … Continue reading

Posted in Books Archive, Open Library | Comments Off on Popular subjects in our book collection

Borrow Top Children’s Books

Recently the New York Public Library published a list of their choices for the top 100 children’s books from the last 100 years.   We took a look at the books we have available via Open Library, and it turns … Continue reading

Posted in Books Archive | Comments Off on Borrow Top Children’s Books

450,000 Early Journal Articles Now Available

Internet Archive announces today the addition of over 450,000 journal articles from the JSTOR Early Journal Content collection. Early Journal Content is a selection of pre-1923 materials from more than 350 journals and includes articles in the arts and humanities, … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Books Archive, News | 19 Comments