Category Archives: Books Archive

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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