Category Archives: Books Archive

Launch of the DigiBaeck Project

The Internet Archive, working with the Leo Baeck Institute, is pleased to be a part of the Oct 16, 2012 launch of their DigiBaeck project, a massive (formerly print) archival collection of history pertaining  to German speaking Jewry. Robert Miller, … Continue reading

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Uploading images for text items (update on *_images.zip format)

The old news Until about a year ago, if you wanted to upload a set of individual page images and have them be recognized as a “book” so we’d create the usual derivative formats from them, you had to mimic … Continue reading

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We want to buy your books! Internet Archive Letter to Publishers

Thank you for your willingness to invest in the future of publishing and readership. Libraries and publishers have a lot in common: we connect writers with readers which promotes literacy, scholarship, and citizenship. We want to buy more digital books … Continue reading

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Archive-It Team Encourages Your Contributions To The “Occupy Movement” Collection

Since September 17th, 2011 when protesters descended on Wall Street, set up tents, and refused to move until their voices were heard, an impassioned plea for economic and social equality has manifested itself in similar protests and demonstrations around the … Continue reading

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Thursday Night 5:30pm Books in Browsers in San Francisco

Please join the Internet Archive and O’Reilly Media: Eleven of the most exciting ebook startups and leaders in publishing will present short-form “ignite talks” on Thursday night, October 27, at Books in Browsers: Ignite! Books in Browsers: Ignite! 300 Funston … Continue reading

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Thank you Friends of the SF Public Library for 130,000 books

130,000 books, records, and videos were donated and then cataloged, de-duplicated, and readied for scanning and long term preservation in 2 days.   Thank you to the Friends of SFPL for our largest public donation ever.   With this, we believe we … Continue reading

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Volunteer – Help us get 200,000 books on Sunday!

We have a windfall: the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library are offering all the unsold books from their yearly book sale to the Internet Archive if we can pack them up. The Archive will then move them to … Continue reading

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3 Million Texts for Free

Hundreds of libraries reached the milestone of offering 3 million freely downloadable texts yesterday through the Internet Archive website.  Our 3 millionth text is a Galileo pamphlet from the rare book collection of the University of Toronto. Internet Archive has … Continue reading

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Scanning a Braille Playboy

Hi. I’m Jason Scott, adjunct archivist at archive.org, and I wanted to talk about the time I watched the Internet Archive scan in a Braille issue of Playboy magazine. Many people might not know there have even been Braille editions of … Continue reading

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In-Library eBook Lending Program Expands to 1,000 Libraries

Internet Archive announces 1,000 Library Partners from 6 countries have joined to build and lend a pool of 100,000+ eBooks; Extending the Traditional In-Library Lending Model. San Francisco, CA – Today, the Internet Archive announced that the 1,000th library from … Continue reading

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