Category Archives: Books Archive

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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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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We need books to scan, please send what you can.

We need books to scan. See that widget over there on the upper right. It’s titled “IA BookDrive Book of the Week • Please Contribute Yours • openlibrary.org/bookdrive“. I’m going to be posting photos of books each week that we … Continue reading

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An Old-fashioned Book Drive! Please help make the Open Library Book collection even bigger.

From Open Library: The Internet Archive has been scanning books for some years now, and we’re always looking for more. In addition to 1,000,000+ eBooks available to anyone available through Open Library, we’ve announced the release of modern books for … Continue reading

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

The Washington Post is carrying the story of the new service launched today, Open Library Accessible Books. We’re really excited about this. The Open Library team has been working very hard to create a fantastic way to bring books to … Continue reading

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New York City

Just back from a sightseeing trip of New York City. After visiting so many famous landmarks I decided to check out what we have at the Archive. I dig the riveting machine in this movie of the construction of the … Continue reading

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Millions of documents from over 350k federal court cases now freely available

Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy, working with the Internet Archive and volunteers has launched RECAP, a project to make US Federal Court Documents available for no cost to the public. RECAP is a Firefox Internet browser extension that … Continue reading

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Two Million Free Texts Now Available

The Internet Archive is pleased to announce an important manuscript, Homiliary on Gospels from Easter to first Sunday of Advent, as the 2,000,000th free digital text. Internet Archive has been scanning books and making them available for researchers, historians, scholars, … Continue reading

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