Category Archives: Books Archive

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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