Libraries decide to go open, and 100k books on site

More great libraries are deciding to go open rather than agree to perpetual restrictions on digital versions of their holdings. Also, there are now over 100k downloadable, searchable, books on the Internet Archive site!

Libraries going open:

• Boston Public Library: The John Adams collection, which is the complete personal library of the Founding Father, lifelong book collector and second President of the United States.

• The Getty Research Institute: Major collection of books on art and architecture and an alternate collection on the performing arts.

• Bancroft Library of the University of California at Berkeley: Key primary texts documenting the California Gold Rush and Western expansion.

• Johns Hopkins University Libraries: The James Birney Collection of Anti-Slavery materials.