Category Archives: Books Archive

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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Announcing the Open Library redesign

We’re very excited to announce the “soft launch” of our brand new Open Library site! This is version 1 of a reconstructed Open Library, and we’re going to keep it “soft” at a special URL until we’re sure it’s stable … Continue reading

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Open Library Redesign soft launch on special url

Open Library, a project of the Internet Archive, is a site with a web page for every book. It strives to become a wikipedia of books. 23M books, over 1 million free ebooks, wiki editable, completely great. A new version … Continue reading

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70,000 books from Cornell Libraries online now

Today Cornell and the Internet Archive announce that over 70,000 public-domain books are available free online (many still to come). These are beautiful books that are now available with no restrictions. Thank you Cornell, Kirtas, and Microsoft. The Internet Archive … Continue reading

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Before, After and the writing quill

Being a graphic designer I take a keen interest in typography. I came across a book explaining the origins of roman, serif and cursive letterforms: http://www.archive.org/details/freehandletterin00wils I noticed it was copyright 1906. So, being from San Francisco it got me … Continue reading

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60,000 books from Library of Congress go online

Library of Congress wrote an article about their project to mass digitize brittle books. Almost 60,000 are available now and more are scanned every day. These books are in the public domain and come with no restrictions on their use. … Continue reading

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A Future for Books: BookServer launch event

The Internet Archive launched BookServer to a group of 500 in San Francisco. The BookServer is a new distributed lending and vending system for books on the Internet. We will demonstrate a live system where: Publishers and booksellers are selling … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Barbara Janis of the Presidio Trust

The Presidio Trust is a unique organization. It is a federal agency guiding the transformation of a former military post into a self-sufficient national park. The documents added to the Internet Archive record the steps in this evolution. The main … Continue reading

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Celebrate Banned Books Week 2009

If you wander into your local bookstore or library within the next week, it’s likely you will see a shrine of sorts to banned books. Those who ban books work to lock up particular controversial writing from readers, but an … Continue reading

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Travels with the FWP

“To support writers, editors, researchers, and historians during the Great Depression, the United States government created a program called The Federal Writers’ Project as part of the Works Project Administration, under FDR’s New Deal. The most famous works coming out … Continue reading

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