Category Archives: Books Archive

All Icelandic literature to go online?

Þorsteinn Hallgrímsson, formerly of the National Library of Iceland, had a big idea:  digitize all Icelandic literature all the way to the current day and make it available to everyone interested in reading it. The Internet Archive was eager to … Continue reading

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Meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece

As an Archive first, Brewster Kahle and June Goldsmith met with the Prime Minister of Greece, the Minister of Culture, and the Minister of Education, and their respective teams as a member of 8 outsiders for 6 hours last friday … Continue reading

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“The e-book thing isn’t happening, it has happened.”

The ALA Midwinter held its annual meeting in San Diego on January 8, 2011. Moderated by Rick Weingarten, former director of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, the panel featured Internet Archive founder and digital librarian Brewster Kahle; Sue Polanka, … Continue reading

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Montana State Library Adopts the Internet Archive As Its Institutional Repository

The Montana State Library (MSL) has just completed moving 3,070 born-digital state publications from OCLC’s CONTENTdm to the Internet Archive.  This is a key piece of the Montana State Library’s institutional repository for state publications now hosted by the Internet … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Go Books in Browsers from Google!

We are excited to see commercial books from many publishers being made available through web browser technology from Google eBookstore. As a standards based system, reading in a browser offers an opportunity for many more people to actively participate in … Continue reading

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New BookReader!

By mang We’re pleased to announce the release of our freshly re-designed BookReader on the Internet Archive. The updated BookReader has these great new features (links will take you to a live example): Redesigned user interface that maximizes the amount … Continue reading

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New BookReader!

The Open Library team announced the release of a new version of our online BookReader software with lots of new features to explore. Please read more on the Open Library blog at http://blog.openlibrary.org/2010/12/09/new-bookreader/.

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Adventures in Internship at the Archive

I’ve been working as an intern here at the Archive since the end of August–a requirement of my Library Technology program at Diablo Valley College. Since I was a professional cook for 20 + years, I undertook consolidating the cookbook … 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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Internet Archive Online BookReader Usage

At our recent Books in Browsers 2010 event Brewster Kahle and Michael Ang gave a great presentation on the future of the BookReader. Michael just showed us some stats that are being gathered on BookReader usage. We’re excited to have … Continue reading

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Books in Browsers Keynote Speech, by Brewster Kahle

[wpvideo q5r6AylD] Video of the Books in Browsers presentation, October 21, 2010.  If you prefer to read about the contents of this speech, please see below.  (You can get the high quality version of this video on the Internet Archive.) … Continue reading

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Books In Browsers 2010 Day 2

9:05  Bob Stein of If:Book Bob Stein of If:Book showing the value of the conversation around books and how this has been proven in previous generations. 9:39 Richard Nash, ThinkCursor.com, on how discoverability begins with the writer.  Writers! yay! 10:18 … Continue reading

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Books In Browsers 2010 Today at Internet Archive

The annual event at Internet Archive, Books In Browsers, has just kicked off. A great crowd is here in the newly renovated headquarters. Peter Brantley, organizer of the event, from Internet Archive is introducing the first speaker. 9:23 Allen Noren … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

Tomorrow is the end of Banned Books week. We have a collection of banned and challenged books that you can find at archive.org. We currently have 74 that can be found on banned and challenged books lists around the internet. … Continue reading

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The Awesomeness of Yosemite

Just back from a stay in Yosemite Valley. Just awesome…as it always has been. So of course I came back and had to check on some of the history and other interesting information about the valley at the Archive. There’s … Continue reading

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MegaReader iPhone App Gives Access to Internet Archive's 1.8 Million Free Books in a Personalized Reader

from prweb: Inkstone Software today announces the launch of MegaReader—a highly customizable iPhone eBook reader that gives users the choice of over 1.8 million free books on the internet. The MegaReader app has been designed to tap into book catalogs … Continue reading

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Millions of books get digitized for the disabled

Thanks to By Stephanie Steinberg at USA TODAY  for the nice writeup about the books for the disabled service at openlibrary.org: Millions of books get digitized for the disabled “For those who are blind, dyslexic or have diseases like multiple … Continue reading

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Small Moves: Open Library Integrates Digital Lending

Today, the Internet Archive is pleased to announce 2 new borrowing options through Open Library: Borrowing ebooks through OverDrive – an ebook through your local library We have worked with the team at OverDrive to import about 70,000 new ebook … Continue reading

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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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