Archive.org and therefore the books on openlibrary.org were blocked in China for a couple of years, starting being blocked without notice, and now at least partially recovering without notice. Ken LeTran, the Archive employee working with a Chinese Department of Education scanning project, reported the availability today.
A cool site has been tracking the history of the blocking of www.archive.org . We seem to be back on the air for openlibrary.org and the Wayback Machine as well. Another site confirms availability. (Well, there are lots of blocked sites you probably have heard of.)
Hope we stay available, it helps the “universal access” part of our “Universal Access to All Knowledge” mission.
(pardon the web-bug, but it seemed appropriate)
Yes, both of these two websites are available in China again.
Is (or has been) your site blocked in other countries as well?
There are a number of typos/regrettable phrasings in this post, all of them in the first sentence (not including the double spaces after each period). Consider:
“Archive.org, and therefore the books on openlibrary.org, have been blocked in China for a couple of years. There was no notice at the beginning, and now accessibility has been at least partially recovered, again without notice.”
This is great! I am looking forward to hours of live GD!
Very good news , as a register in China , now I can browse archive.org freely .
A number of good sites. They are great treasure vaults.