Category Archives: Books Archive

Want to read like a celebrity?

Apparently you’re not alone. I ran across a list of celeb’s favorite books and thought you might like to check out a few. (See what I did there? Librarian pun.) Happy reading! Anna KendrickAll Quiet on the Western Front by … Continue reading

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Making Out-of-Print Pre-1942 books available with “Last 20” provision

About a year and a half ago, the Internet Archive launched a collection of older books that were determined to qualify for the “Last 20” provision in Copyright Law, also known as Section 108(h) for the lawyers. As I understand … Continue reading

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A Public Peek into 1923

Commercial radio broadcasting began in the 1920s, bringing entertainment, news and music into people’s homes. Now, instead of needing to play a 78rpm disc on your phonograph, you could just tune in to listen to popular songs. And in 1923 … Continue reading

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World’s largest collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature now available on the Internet Archive

The Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC) and Internet Archive (IA) announced today that they are making a large corpus of Buddhist literature available via the Internet Archive. This collection represents the most complete record of the words of the Buddha … Continue reading

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Revised wish list now available: 1.5M books we want

Earlier this year we released our Open Libraries wish list, which brought together four datasets to help inform our collection development priorities for Open Libraries.  After working with the wish list for a few months and reviewing our approach, we … Continue reading

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MacArthur Foundation’s $100 Million Award Finalists

Today, the MacArthur Foundation announced the finalists for its 100&Change competition, awarding a single organization $100 million to solve one of the world’s biggest problems. The Internet Archive’s Open Libraries project, one of eight semifinalists, did not make the cut … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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