Internet Archive

Q. for the next Librarian of Congress: What to do about the Internet Archive? Google Books’ scanning project? Appoint Archive’s Brewster Kahle as librarian?

By David Rothman
September 13, 2015 // 4 Comments

Here’s the basic TeleRead Take on the next Librarian of Congress. Most of all, we need someone with “a love of reading—including the e-book variety.” Mastery of tech policy would help as well. Now—one litmus test. What would be the candidates’ preliminary views on the Internet [...]

Hear BBC miniseries of Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ trilogy for free

By David Rothman
August 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy might be one of the ultimate geekish works, complete with its talk of mathematical sociology. Beware. More buttoned-down technocrats and lawyers might fall for this one, too, and even use the theories to argue for obnoxious copyright changes. An HBO adaptation is [...]

Starlog available online via Internet Archive

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

Starlog, the very significant and much-missed science fiction magazine that ran from 1976 to 2009, has now been made available in full courtesy of the Magazine Rack section of the Internet Archive, which has put the entire run of issues up online, from its Star Trek-inspired inception to its [...]

Book Review: Yesterday's Classics E-Book Collection

By Joanna Cabot
August 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s my last week of summer vacation, and I’ll be spending it planning for the coming school year. I have been delighted to find a growing niche of publishers that are targeting the back-to-school market with specialized e-book collections, and this e-book collection comes from one such [...]

The Internet Archive’s Open Library is violating authors’ copyrights

By Chris Meadows
July 10, 2013 // 22 Comments

Open Library is a project of Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive. We’ve written about Kahle, the Archive, and Open Library a few times, including some times I’d forgotten about. Kahle’s Internet Archive was first founded as a way to keep a historical record of the ever-changing Internet for [...]

Morning Roundup: Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Resigns, and more

By Joanna Cabot
July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Resigns (Paid Content) Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned. Michael Huseby, who was the company’s CFO, takes over as CEO of Nook Media, while Mitchell Klipper remains CEO of retail. * * * Internet Archive Now Hosts 4.4. Million eBooks, Sees 15 [...]

My DRM-Free Year, Month 4: The Internet Archive and my first DIY

By Joanna Cabot
April 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

Read all the installments of “My DRM-Free Year” Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov-Dec * * * I am four months into my DRM-free year, and so far have spent just a fraction of my usual book budget. In my highest year—the year agency pricing came [...]

Libraries Do Not 'Own' Random House E-Books After All

By Chris Meadows
October 25, 2012 // 9 Comments

Last week we carried a story about a claim that Random House was going to let libraries “own” its e-books. However, it turns out that “own” may have been an optimistic oversimplification. Peter Brantley, Director of the Bookserver Project at the Internet Archive, writes at Publishers Weekly [...]

Free E-Books for Banned Books Week

By Dan Eldridge
October 3, 2012 // 1 Comment

In celebration of Banned Books Week, TIME magazine’s Moneyland blog ran a useful post yesterday that pointed readers toward a number of the better-known websites where free e-books live. But aside from simply mentioning the obvious sites (Project Gutenberg; the Internet Archive), the post [...]

Internet Archive's Peter Brantley talks to librarians at ALA

By Paul Biba
June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

From The Digital Shift. The full article is well worth reading: The Internet Archive’s Peter Brantley made a cogent and precise presentation at the American Library Association conference this week that urged the librarian community to do a better job of shaping the multitude of conversations [...]

The lasting appeal of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

By Chris Meadows
April 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Guardian has an interesting retrospective on the famed 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, published in 1911. This edition of the encyclopedia is one of the most renowned and romanticized, for a number of reasons. The fact that it was the first encyclopedia to be issued all at once, [...]

Brewster Kahle archives millions of paper books against uncertain future

By Chris Meadows
March 6, 2012 // 1 Comment

Last year we mentioned the physical book archive Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, has started, stockpiling physical books in cargo containers in warehouses against a time when they might be needed in the future. Now the New York Times has noticed, covering it with an article [...]

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