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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 [...]

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, [...]

Book Review: Yesterday's Classics E-Book Collection

By libertyc
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 [...]

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

By libertyc
July 10, 2013 // 21 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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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. [...]

Free E-Books for Banned Books Week

By libertyc
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 [...]

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 [...]

“Many Libraries: As the world’s books go online, we must resist centralization” Technology Review, published by MIT

By Paul Biba
May 14, 2012 // 1 Comment

From the Internet Archive blog: The Internet has put universal access to knowledge within our grasp. Now we need to put all of the world’s literature online. This is easier to do than it might [...]

Internet Archive says: We want buy your books! Internet Archive Letter to Publishers

By Paul Biba
May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the Internet Archive blog: Thank you for your willingness to invest in the future of publishing and readership. Libraries and publishers have a lot in common: we connect writers with readers [...]

The lasting appeal of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

By libertyc
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 [...]

Brewster Kahle archives millions of paper books against uncertain future

By libertyc
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 [...]

Milestones: Internet Archive Digitizes 5000th Book at Duke University « INFOdocket

By libertyc
November 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the Devil’s Tale Blog (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University): The Internet Archive just reached an important milestone by digitizing 5,000 books at Duke. [...]

Convert Epub books to Kindle format; almost a million free Google books already in Kindle format

By libertyc
October 24, 2011 // 11 Comments

EPUB TO KINDLE – Example: Free Google BooksI’m updating an older post on converting free ePub booksfrom Google to work on the Kindle.  (The earlier blog article was updated often for [...]

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