Category Archives: Books Archive

New BookReader!

The Open Library team announced the release of a new version of our online BookReader software with lots of new features to explore. Please read more on the Open Library blog at http://blog.openlibrary.org/2010/12/09/new-bookreader/.

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Adventures in Internship at the Archive

I’ve been working as an intern here at the Archive since the end of August-–a requirement of my Library Technology program at Diablo Valley College. Since I was a professional cook for 20 + years, I undertook consolidating the cookbook … Continue reading

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Over 1 Million Digital Books Now Available Free to the Print-Disabled

Associated Press Story The books on our Open Library site. Press release: More than doubling the number of books available to print disabled people of all ages, today the Internet Archive launched a new service that brings free access to … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Online BookReader Usage

At our recent Books in Browsers 2010 event Brewster Kahle and Michael Ang gave a great presentation on the future of the BookReader. Michael just showed us some stats that are being gathered on BookReader usage. We’re excited to have … Continue reading

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Books in Browsers Keynote Speech, by Brewster Kahle

[wpvideo q5r6AylD] Video of the Books in Browsers presentation, October 21, 2010.  If you prefer to read about the contents of this speech, please see below.  (You can get the high quality version of this video on the Internet Archive.) … Continue reading

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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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