Internet Archive to preserve print

June 7th, 2011 · Comments Off

Brewster Kahle posted on the Internet Archive blog this week about plans to preserve print books.  Kahle states, “books are being thrown away, or sometimes packed away, as digitized versions become more available. This is an important time to plan carefully for there is much at stake.”   As a result, they are building a facility […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · New Products · Preservation · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

Internet Archive’s Brewster Kahle talks about the In-library Lending Program

February 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week the Internet Archive announced the launch of a traditional In-Library Lending model for a pooled collection of over 80,000 eBooks.  The program, available on openlibrary.org, provides access to the ebooks through a web browser and download technology.  I had a chance to interview Brewster about the new program in my NSR audio interviews.  […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

ALAMW – ALA Washington Office Program on eBooks

January 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

Saturday, January 8th, ALA’s Washington Office is presenting, Turning the Page on E-books, a moderated discussion on the challenges and opportunities for libraries and their patrons from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Convention Center, Room 02.  Panelists and speakers include:  Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive; Tom Peters, CEO of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries