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    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About.. Contributors.. FAQ.. Participate.. Press.. Over 1 Million Digital Books Now Available Free to the Print-Disabled.. May 6th, 2010 by brewster.. The Internet Archive just doubled the number of books for the print-disabled from classic books to current novels and educational material.. This is done via the relaunched website with one webpage for every book.. http://openlibrary.. org.. Publicly accessible books are in the open DAISY format.. The database and search engines are still catching up but it will have.. over 1 million volumes for this community (over 500k titles).. Included are a large number of.. modern books.. that are put in the protected DAISY format the Library of Congress uses to distribute modern books to the blind and dyslexic.. The Archive is also launching a book drive the first 10,000 books donated to the Internet Archive will be digitized and made as widely available as we can.. With support in donated great books, and hopefully also financial support, the Archive will digitize even more.. Main post on the subject is.. here.. Why do I need to take.. weight loss medications.. and where can I buy them? Hi there, can you tell me is it safe to.. buy clomid.. online?.. Posted in.. News.. |.. 2 Comments.. Going Open.. March 17th, 2010 by karen coyle.. The March 16, 2010.. New York Times.. reported that C-Span, the television network that has covered 23 years of US government meetings and events, is making its entire video ar.. kamagra now co uk delivery.. chive available, free and open, on the Internet.. This is news of monumental importance, not only for history buffs but in support of a democratic society.. Openness is happening, and that s a Good Thing.. Openness in our world of metadata is also happening, although we re less likely to read about it in the newspaper.. Over the last few weeks and months numerous libraries have freed their data from its dark web data store and made it available for open access.. What has been a trickle from library catalogs may be turning into a wave.. In January of this year, the library at CERN in Switzerland published its catalog as Open Data on the Web.. The.. announcement.. stated:.. Librarians are in general very favourable to the principles of Open Access, but surprisingly few libraries have so far set free the data.. they produce.. themselves.. As one of the first scientific libraries in the world, the CERN Library offers now the bibliographic book records, held in its library catalog, to be freely downloaded by any third party.. The records are provided under the Public Domain Data License, a license that permits colleagues around the world to reuse and upgrade the data for any purpose.. The announcement also calls for other libraries to follow suit, in particular libraries and institutions that are signatories to the.. Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.. In February, The Ghent University Library announced that it now makes available a full dump of its.. catalog data.. This data is being made available under the.. Open Database License.. On the 12th of March, the.. University and City Library of Cologne.. announced the open release of approximately 3 million bibliographic records from its catalog.. The Library has released the data using Creative Commons license.. CC0.. , which places the data in the public domain.. Over 600 downloads, from around the world, were recorded at the site in the first day after the announcement, proof that there is an active need for shared bibliographic metadata.. Those wishing to follow the project can gather at the.. Linked Open Data.. site, which also has pointers to the file downloads.. The project hopes to offer the data in a Linked Data format in the near future.. Other libraries have made their data available with less fanfare, but their quiet contributions were often pioneering.. The Open Library s.. data source.. page lists over two dozen sources of bibliographic data from libraries, and yet others from publishers.. This data is loaded into the Open Library, whose catalog is available for.. download.. either in bulk or through APIs.. In support of this growing movement to make bibliographic data available for use and re-use, the.. Open Knowledge Foundation.. has announced a new.. working group on open bibliographic data.. comprehensive knowledge archive network.. , a registry of open data and content, has a page for registering.. open bibliographic data sets.. And of course, in the interest of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) and of contributing to the Open Library project, anyone with bibliographic data is encourage to upload their data to the.. Internet Archive.. following these.. simple instructions.. (Note that.. there.. are copies of the.. Cologne.. data and.. CERN.. data on the Archive.. ).. And if all of this doesn t serve to convince you that open bibliographic data is HERE NOW, the rumor mill tells us that the.. World Wide Web consortium.. is forming a working group on library bibliographic data and the semantic web, with at least one of its goals to help libraries participate in the.. Linked Open Data.. movement and become better integrated with other data on the web.. I have no doubt that there are exciting and rewarding times ahead for libraries.. Gavin Newsom on Stimulus Money for Book Digitization.. January 26th, 2010 by internetarchive.. Link:.. 1 Comment.. 70,000 books from Cornell Libraries online now.. December 16th, 2009 by brewster.. span Today Cornell and the Internet Archive a href= http://news.. library.. cornell.. edu/com/news/PressReleases/Cornell-University-Library-Partners-with-the-Internet-Archive.. cfm announce /a that over 70,000 public-domain books are a href= http://www.. archive.. org/details/cornell available free online /a (many still to come).. These are beautiful books that are now available with no restrictions.. Thank you Cornell, Kirtas, and Microsoft.. The Internet Archive has reformatted and re-OCR ed the books to be compatible with the books scanned by the Internet Archive and many of the other collections available on the a href= http://www.. org archive.. org /a site.. /span.. Thank you to Anne R.. Kenney, Oya Yildirim Rieger, William R.. Kehoe Jr.. all of Cornell; Jay Girotto, Danielle Tiedt of Microsoft; Lotfi Belkhir of Kirtas; and Hank Bromley of the Internet Archive, for making all of this happen.. why is reading important for kidsprimary phonics educators publishing service.. how to teach a child phonics.. tips on how to teach a child to readphonics worksheets online.. 4 Comments.. Samuelson: Google Books is Not a Library.. October 13th, 2009 by brewster.. Amen.. (worthwhile).. Google Claims to be the Lone Defender of Orphans: Not lone, not defender.. October 7th, 2009 by brewster.. At a press conference that Google held today,.. Techcrunch.. reported these statements by Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt.. They deserve correction.. Google Founder Sergey Brin said: [T]he companies that are making objections about out of print books are doing nothing for out of print books, MSFT and Amazon.. This is twisted at best.. There are around.. 400 objections to the settlement.. objecting to Google s treatment of out-of-print books companies, libraries and even countries.. And many of us are objecting because we have been working together for years on the mass scanning of out-of-print books and have worked to get books online for far longer than Google and Google s settlement could hurt our efforts.. A major part of our efforts have concentrated on changing the law so everyone would benefit.. The Internet Archive s effort to free orphan works (a name that I coined in the books context for when the rightsowner is unknown or not available to negotiate for use of the work), had been an active project for years before Google announced they were scanning library books.. As early as 2002 the Archive was participating in the Million Books project when we acquired a hundred thousand books for scanning.. Because many of these books wound up being orphans, their digitization was partial and significantly delayed.. Today, the Million Books project holds over 1.. 4 million books that have been scanned at public expense, but are not publicly viewable because of the lack of clarity on orphan works.. In March of 2004, the Internet Archive filed a.. suit.. in a Federal Court in an attempt to free the Orphan Works in a challenge of current U.. S.. copyright legislation.. Google announced their library scanning project in December 2004 therefore, they did not even publicly start until the Gordian Knot of orphan works had been a very public and ongoing problem for those of us already trying to make books available to the public.. Google s CEO Schmidt said the opponents should: propose an alternative to solve the problem.. There is an alternative, and they know it orphan works legislation that up until the last session of Congress had been working its way through the House and Senate.. It was not perfect, but was getting close to what we need.. Best yet, it passed one house at least until Google effectively sideswiped the process with their settlement proposal.. The settlement has been seen as solving the orphan books issue, which has served to enervate efforts to pass a bill.. If Google were to abandon its attempt to grab these books for its own private gain, then technology companies and libraries could speak with a strong voice, speaking in unison, working together to get proper legislation passed.. That is the alternative and Google could help, and I hope now does help, and stop hurting the process.. Lets free the orphans, not have them pass from their legal limbo into a life controlled by Google and its proposed Books Rights Registry.. Orphan Works and Mass Scanning Timeline:.. Million Books.. scanning partially halted based on this problem: 2002.. Public Domain Enhancement Act.. to deal with this introduced: June 2003.. Orphan Works complaint filed.. : March 2004.. Google library scanning.. was announced in December 2004.. Copyright Office.. starts formal inquiry.. into Orphan Works Jan 2005.. proposed legislation from them on Jan 2006.. Google sued.. Sept 2005.. Orphan Works Act introduced.. to Congress May 22, 2006.. Archive and Libraries Announce.. out-of-print scanning October 2007.. Orphan Works Act 2008.. passed in Senate: Sept 2008.. Google Settlement announced.. Oct 2008.. 32 Comments.. At End of Act II: Are We Being Played for Fools OR Building an Enlightened Digital World?.. September 20th, 2009 by brewster.. The grand and dastardly scheme was to construct an organization to.. control/monetize the Orphans.. might they get away with it? It seems they might in fact everyone seems to be playing the role that was laid out for them by Google et al.. As seen in the.. today, they may be getting what they want: Laying out a path forward, the [Justice] department said some of its antitrust concerns could be mitigated by some mechanism by which Google’s competitors’ could gain comparable access to orphan works.. If so, the plan to control and monetize would be left in place.. If this happens then we are being played for fools in someone else s play.. And that will hurt access to books and book culture past, present, and future.. With the Justice Department objection, we are just where the Google+TradeLawyers may have hoped we would be.. The question now is: do we play the concluding Act III of this saga according to their script or do we build a competitive and rich digital world?.. Please grant me a moment to explain.. Act I: Google makes secret agreements with libraries to scan all books, calls it search , is.. greeted as a savior.. When the details come out and are.. quite dark.. , it is too late as people remember it as a good thing.. Act II: Google is sued (surprise!) and secretly negotiates for maximum rights with as small a number of lawyers as possible.. Having it be a class action is the stroke of genius the parties get to rewrite copyright law.. Google+TradeLawyers make a backroom deal Google would get to solely control the out-of-print book world (most of the books of the 20th century) and the lawyers from the Authors Guild and the AAP would share tens of millions of dollars.. Seems like a tidy deal.. But there are two troubles copyright and anti-trust.. They need an act of Congress or the Justice Department to bless their cabal.. So where are we? They drafted a settlement that is completely self-serving, while short-changing authors, publishers, libraries, other countries, and Internet companies (if you don t believe me, please read the words of.. hundreds of well-reasoned objections.. to the suit).. The Justice Department did the right thing to.. cry anti-trust foul.. about the.. *two* monopolies.. that are proposed: Google and the Books Rights Registry.. But interestingly, Google could only make a settlement where they were the only beneficiary because this was done as a class-action suit.. This bizarre circumstance means they could not offer their protection to any others because the others were not party to the suit and they wanted a small room to negotiate in you can only commit others with a law or judicial approval.. So they set out to allow their monopoly to be blown and still rule the day.. Yes, they seem to have set this up so that they win if the Justice Department objected and said anyone has to be able to get the deal that you got.. (This idea of non-exclusive access is consistent with the rhetoric that Google has been slathering on the media for the last several months.. ) And then, voila, Google would fall back on the 2nd tier monopoly, the Books Rights Registry, to allow them to control all out-of-print books.. Justice would then look like they got something, when in fact, they did not.. Not following me? Sorry, but let me take another shot.. Let s say the Justice Department says anyone else should be able to do what Google has just negotiated for itself and allows the judge to approve this complicated mess-of-a-settlement or goes  ...   publish millions of orphan works, with a release from legal liability for copyright infringement.. Google claims that anyone can scan these books but no one else has the same legal protections that Google has.. Would the parties to the settlement amend the settlement to extend legal liability indemnification to any and all digitizers of orphan works? If not, why not leave orphans out of the settlement and compel a legislative solution instead of striking a private deal in a District Court?.. The Book Rights Registry Monopoly: The settlement creates what is effectively a monopoly in the Book Rights Registry.. The Books Rights Registry will be a privately-held, privately-administered exclusive marketplace where digitized books are priced.. Why should this function be handed over to a monopoly controlled through the Authors Guild and AAP? Why can’t there be an open framework that allows for more than one registry – giving rights holders and others a choice? For domain names, consumers and businesses have a choice of where to register a domain name – creating competition.. Would Google and its monopoly partners endorse an open registry system?.. Privacy: Despite repeated requests, Google has declined to give any details about what privacy controls it would put in place on its Book Search product.. Will Google track the books that we are reading and make this information available to sell advertising against it? Will Google refuse to share information with the government about what books people are reading, as libraries routinely do? Will Google even publish a robust privacy policy on its Book Search product before the settlement issue is resolved?.. More and more people are recognizing the Google Book Settlement for what it really is — an insider deal cut between powerful, private interests that creates a profit-making monopoly over the greatest source of our culture’s common knowledge.. We urge everyone who cares about books to come to their rescue.. Google Book Search.. 23 Comments.. Making Books Apparent.. July 17th, 2009 by peter.. MAKING BOOKS APPARENT.. A workshop sponsored by the Internet Archive*.. October 19-20, Fort Mason.. San Francisco, California.. *.. (By invitation –only).. The Internet Archive, in conjunction with its partners,.. O’Reilly Media.. Threepress.. Book Oven.. Feedbooks.. OLPC.. , and others, will highlight the development of an open platform for electronic books at a workshop for developers and early implementers.. Making Books Apparent will introduce the Archive’s Bookserver Project, on-going work on the.. OPDS.. Catalog specification and enhancements to the.. Open Library.. , the largest editable library on the web.. The meeting will provide an opportunity to demonstrate and enhance interoperability through collaborative development at an on-site hackfest.. BOOKSERVER.. The Bookserver Project enables readers to discover, acquire, and read books.. Using a family of existing and new open standards (e.. g.. , OPDS Catalogs), open formats (e.. , EPUB), and open data, Bookserver defines a distributed, web-based approach to allow content creators to publish catalogs of their available works; for customers to find titles from many different publishers and libraries; and for readers to get content onto a wide range of devices.. The catalog format enables search engines to serve as a gateway for basic information about books; allows the information provided by publishers, bookstores, and libraries to be combined and enriched by aggregators such as Internet Archive s Open Library, Amazon, or Ingram; and encourages bloggers, niche portals, and others to make their own good reads sourced from across the book industry.. Publishers, libraries, and reading system developers will demonstrate early Bookserver implementations.. Exploration into alternative lending and vending models will also be highlighted.. OPEN LIBRARY.. The largest open source library on the web, Open Library will showcase new interfaces that enable the easy upload of new catalog data into Open Library, with a particular focus on small collections, both institutional and personal.. The Open Library team will demonstrate new collection development services, and a refreshed user interface that will make Open Library a compelling site for the enrichment of book information online, supporting the goal of a web page for every book ever published.. LOCATION.. Fort Mason Center, San Francisco CA.. DATE.. October 19-20, 2009.. MORE INFORMATION.. Please contact peter at archive org.. 5 Comments.. Achievements for Humanity.. July 5th, 2009 by internetarchive.. The Open Content Alliance includes hundreds of member libraries who are stretching their limited resources in order to digitize their public domain holdings and to make them available with no restrictions whatsoever.. So it was surprising to read recently in a New York Times.. article.. that Google s leadership thinks that they have been alone in the ambitious scanning of books.. The article quotes Sergey Brin as saying:.. I didn t see anyone lining up to scan books when we did it, or even now.. Some of them are motivated by near-term business disputes, and they don t see this as an achievement for humanity.. Well, true, the Internet Archive wasn t exactly lining up to scan books when Google did:.. we were scanning books long before.. We started with our sourcing technology and a donation of 100,000 books to the Million Books Project in 2002.. This involvement led to the development of our University of Toronto scanning center in 2004, months before Google publicly launched its Library Project.. We now have 19 scanning centers in 5 countries scanning 1,000 public domain books a day without restriction.. And even before our efforts began, Project Gutenberg and others were scanning and posting freely.. Like Brin, we see the marvelous work done by the University of Toronto and other partner institutions as an achievement for humanity.. And, further, we believe that the principles of the OCA truly open content and truly broad access present an important alternative to the impressive but closed, proprietary, and now monopolistic model advanced by Google.. -brewster.. New Archive Book Reader.. June 9th, 2009 by internetarchive.. We ve got a new release of our book reader, which we ve been working on for the past few months.. In addition to a new theme and user interface, the reader has the following special features:.. the reader includes unique (and simple to understand) URLs for each page, which update as you move through a book.. These URLs can be used in citations and bookmarks, making it easier and more legible when referring to a.. particular page.. of a book.. books can be viewed in one or two-page mode.. in one-page mode, images can be zoomed up to 100% of the original scans.. Because the Internet Archive scans are in color, this is an especially.. nice feature.. with illustrated books.. it has the capability of accommodating books that read right-to-left, such as those books in our.. Yiddish collection.. the reader is supported by all browsers (but IE 6).. there is an auto-play feature, so that you can set the pages to turn automatically.. As always, the reader is open source.. If you have suggestions or bug reports, please add them to the book reader s.. launchpad page.. so the engineers will see and prioritize them.. To test the reader, go to the book s.. details page.. and, in the View the Book box, click on the Read online link or the animated gif.. Work on the book reader has been done primarily by Michael Ang and Raj Kumar with funding from the Sloan Foundation and the Library of Congress.. Icons by Jeffrey Ventrella.. We will be developing new features in the future.. If you have comments or questions, please share them with us below.. Recent Published Pieces on the Future of Digital Books.. June 3rd, 2009 by internetarchive.. Washington Post.. recently ran.. this op-ed.. by me, titled A Book Grab by Google, in which I lay out some (but not all) of my problems with the proposed settlement between Google, the AAP, and the Authors Guild.. It s gotten picked up by many blogs, twitterers, and websites, but, for readers of this blog who might not have seen it, I link to it here as well.. I ve also got a short piece in a.. new report.. from.. Congressional Quarterly Researcher.. on the future of books, in counterpoint with Dan Clancy of Google, answering the question why I don t think the settlement will increase digital access to books in the long run.. Click on the tab on the left that says Pro/Con.. (Unfortunately, I m the con, but am looking forward to a return to my usual pro self soon enough!).. future of books.. settlement.. Cornell Removes Restrictions on Public Domain.. May 18th, 2009 by internetarchive.. We welcome the news that last week Cornell University Library.. removed all restrictions on its digital public domain holdings.. It did so in conjunction with a donation of more than 70,000 digitized public domain books to the Internet Archive.. As these books are processed, they will appear on archive.. Cornell has removed restrictions not only on non-commercial use but commercial use as well.. University Librarian Anne Kenney explains: We decided it was more important to encourage the use of the public domain materials in our holdings than to impose roadblocks.. We applaud Cornell for this move and hope that others will be inspired by its leadership in this vital area.. The public domain belongs to everyone and to no one.. Attempts to restrict it promise to have a chilling effect on the collective digital library we are trying to build.. Hats off to Cornell!.. digital libraries.. public domain.. Brewster Kahle Interviewed on Democracy Now!.. April 30th, 2009 by internetarchive.. Today.. Democracy Now!.. broadcast.. an interview.. between Amy Goodman and Brewster Kahle about digitization, the Google Book Search Settlement, and the future of books and libraries (taped on April 17 in San Francisco):.. books.. digitization.. Internet Archive files Intervention Request.. April 17th, 2009 by peter.. Greetings.. The Internet Archive is seeking leave to file a motion before the Southern District of New York U.. District Court to intervene in the matter of The Authors Guild Inc.. et al.. v.. Google Inc.. as a party defendant.. Below is the letter delivered to the Court of the Honorable Dennis Chin.. View Request at Scribd: Archive intervention in Google Book Search.. class action.. intervention.. publishers.. 18 Comments.. New Book Reader.. April 1st, 2009 by peter.. The Internet Archive has released a new book reader in beta.. The new version of our book reader provides support for several critical new features.. The reader is widgetable, so it can be embedded easily in blog posts or digital asset repository pages.. We also support full text search against books, and the new reader can display extremely high resolution images, up to the limit of the archival scan.. Finally, a highly desired feature: it supports books written in right to left languages, such as our fantastic new.. , and certain CJK historical or display variants.. But best of all: it is.. open source.. The new reader can be chosen by selecting FlipBook Beta off of any book page; an example display on our home the San Francisco Presidio can be found in a.. historical survey.. (which is pretty cool, itself).. Comments are welcome!.. 12 Comments.. Peter Brantley joins the Internet Archive.. March 24th, 2009 by internetarchive.. I am thrilled to announce that Peter Brantley will be joining the Internet Archive as our newest Director.. In this role, he will direct our efforts and help coordinate with partners in building an open library and distributed publishing system.. His experience in running the Digital Library Federation and coordinating between publishing, library, and high tech organizations gives him an almost unique ability to succeed in helping books find accessible and profitable forms in the digital age.. We hope you all will welcome him into this new position.. (peter at archive dot org).. 13 Comments.. Older Entries.. Books News.. Lyrasis.. , representing 5,000+ members libraries, supports the efforts of the Open Content Alliance.. The Board of Directors of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).. has endorsed participation for its 152 member libraries in the Open Content Alliance.. 1.. 6 million books.. posted under OCA principles or otherwise public domain hosted by the Internet Archive.. 23 million book records in OpenLibrary.. beta.. Open Library has "one webpage for every book" and more than one million searchable, downloadable books.. Related Blogs and Websites:.. Open Library Blog.. The Public Index.. Open Book Alliance.. Google Settlement Link Dump.. Library Journal.. Karen Coyle.. iBiblio.. LibraryFinds.. Electronic Frontier Foundation.. Public Knowledge.. Public Library of Science.. Canadian Libraries Recent Additions.. Annual report / Alberta Public Works, Supply and Services.. December 5, 2013.. American Libraries Recent Additions.. Engaging books : J.. M.. Edelstein.. December 7, 2013.. D Amboinsche rariteitkamer : behelzende eene beschryvinge van allerhande zoo weeke als harde schaalvisschen, te weeten raare krabben, kreeften, en diergelyke zeedieren, als mede allerhande hoorntjes en schulpen, die men in d Amboinsche zee vindt : daar beneven zommige mineraalen, gesteenten, en soorten van aarde, die in d Amboinsche, en zommige omleggende eilanden gevonden worden : verdeelt in drie boeken, en met nodige printverbeeldingen, alle naar t leven getekent, voorzien.. Traite de me canique ce leste (Volume 2).. December 6, 2013.. Traite de me canique ce leste (Volume 3).. Traite de me canique ce leste (Volume 5).. Biodiversity Heritage Library Recent Additions.. Berichte der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft.. (Volume 1908 v.. 26A).. Correspondence ?Gattinger (Augustin) and Engelmann (George), (Volume Engelmann to Gattinger, 187?-1882).. Correspondence ?Gattinger (Augustin) and Engelmann (George), (Volume Gattinger to Engelmann, 1879-1882).. Arboreta and botanic gardens ?a publication of the Los Angeles County Department of Arboreta and Botanic Gardens.. (Volume v.. 4 no.. 2 Spring 1992).. 2 no.. 4 Winter 1990).. Archives.. Select Month.. May 2010.. March 2010.. January 2010.. December 2009.. October 2009.. September 2009.. August 2009.. July 2009.. June 2009.. May 2009.. April 2009.. March 2009.. February 2009.. January 2009.. December 2008.. November 2008.. October 2008.. October 2007.. September 2007.. July 2007.. June 2007.. January 2007.. December 2006.. Open Content Alliance (OCA) Administered by the.. :.. Entries (RSS).. and.. Comments (RSS)..

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    Descriptive info: What is the Open Content Alliance?.. The Open Content Alliance (OCA) is a collaborative effort of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that helps build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia material.. An archive of contributed material is available on the..  ...   and sites.. The OCA encourages access to and reuse of collections in the archive, while respecting the content owners and contributors.. Contributors to the OCA have agreed to the principles set forth in the.. Call for Participation.. The Open Content Alliance is administered by the Internet Archive, a 501c3 non-profit library..

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    Descriptive info: The following organizations have donated services, facilities, tools, or funding to the OCA, in order to help build a digital archive of global content for universal access.. To inquire about becoming a contributor, please e-mail us at oca at archive dot org.. NEWEST CONTRIBUTORS:.. CARLI (the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois): 152 member libraries, some of which are included below.. PALINET/Solinet representing 2,000+ member libraries, some of which are included below.. University of Pittsburgh.. Lancaster County Historical Society.. Penn State University.. University of Maryland.. Villanova University.. West Virginia University.. St Mary s college of Maryland Library.. Goucher College.. Independence Seaport Museum, J.. Welles Henderson Archives and Library.. The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library.. Lycoming College, Snowden Library.. Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala.. Allen County Public Library.. Princeton Theological Seminary.. The D-Space Foundation.. Long-time contributors.. Cornell University.. Boston Library Consortium.. Boston College Libraries.. Boston Public Library.. Boston University Libraries.. Brandeis University Libraries.. Brown University Library.. MBL/WHOI Library.. MIT Libraries.. Northeastern University Libraries.. State Library of Massachusetts.. Tufts University Libraries.. University of Connecticut Libraries.. University of Massachusetts at Amherst Libraries.. University of Massachusetts at Boston Library.. University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Libraries.. University of Massachusetts at Lowell Libraries.. University of Massachusetts Medical Library.. University of New Hampshire Libraries.. Wellesley College Library.. Williams College Libraries.. The Bancroft Library.. The British Library (UK).. Columbia University Libraries.. Emory University Library.. European Archive.. Getty Research Institute.. Indiana University Libraries.. Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries.. McMaster University Libraries (CA).. Memorial University of  ...   Botany Library.. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.. Marine Biological Library / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library.. Missouri Botanical Garden Library.. Natural History Museum of London Library.. The New York Botanical Garden Library.. Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew Library (UK).. Smithsonian Institution Libraries.. University of California Libraries.. Northern Regional Library Facility.. University of California at Berkeley.. University of California at Davis.. University of California at San Francisco.. University of California at Santa Cruz.. Southern Regional Library Facility.. University of California at Irvine.. University of California at San Diego.. University of California at Santa Barbara.. University of California at Riverside.. University of Toronto.. Gerstein Science Library, King s College.. John W.. Graham Library, Trinity College and Wycliffe College Health Sciences Library.. Jean Dorothy Newman Industrial Relations Library.. Innis College Library.. John M.. Kelly Library, St.. Michael s College.. Knox Church Library.. Laidlaw Library, University College.. Robertson Davies Library, Massey College.. Media Commons Library.. Ivey Library, New College.. Ontario Institue for Studies in Education Library.. Petro Jacyk Central East European Resource Centre Library.. R.. O.. Hurst Pharmacy Library.. Physics Library, University of Toronto.. Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies Library.. E.. J.. Pratt Library, Victoria University.. Centre for Reformation Renaissance Studies Library, Victoria University.. Regis College Library.. Royal Ontario Museum Libraries.. Rotman School of Management Library.. UofT at Scarborough Library.. St.. Mary s College Library, California.. Augustine s Seminary Library.. Adobe Systems Incorporated.. HP Labs.. MSN.. O Reilly Media.. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.. Xerox Corporation.. Yahoo!..

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    Descriptive info: Background.. Participating in the OCA.. Content in the OCA Archive.. Copyrighted Content.. The Open Content Alliance (OCA) represents the collaborative efforts of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that will help build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content.. The OCA was conceived by the Internet Archive and Yahoo! in early 2005 as a way to offer broad, public access to a rich panorama of world culture.. What is in the OCA archive?.. The OCA archive will contain globally sourced digital collections, including multimedia content, representing the creative output of humankind.. How can users find OCA content?.. All content in the OCA archive will be available through the website.. In addition, Yahoo! will index all content stored by the OCA to make it available to the broadest set of Internet users.. Finally, the OCA supports efforts by others to create and offer tools such as finding aids, catalogs, and indexes that will enhance the usability of the materials in the archive.. Who is a contributor?.. Contributors to the OCA include individuals or institutions who donate collections, services, facilities, tools, or funding to the OCA.. To inquire about becoming a contributor, please email: oca at archive dot org.. What kind of international representation will the OCA have?.. Initial OCA contributors located outside the United States include the European Archive, the National Archives in the United Kingdom, and the University of Toronto.. The OCA will continue to solicit the participation of organizations from around the world.. What collections will  ...   any purpose.. Additionally, the OCA welcomes all efforts to create and offer tools (including finding aids, catalogs, and indexes) that will enhance the usability of the materials in the archive.. What are some of the metadata formats through which the OCA will expose its hosted collections?.. Metadata for all content in the OCA will be freely exposed to the public through formats such as the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) and RSS.. How will the OCA deal with copyrighted content?.. The OCA is committed to respecting the copyrights of content owners.. All content providers who contribute to the OCA must agree with the founding principles of the OCA, contained in the OCA Call for Participation, which describes how their materials and associated metadata will be accessed and used.. Further, all contributors of collections can specify use restrictions on material that they contribute.. What plans does the OCA have to work with publishers to explore new business models around making copyrighted content available electronically?.. The OCA is committed to working with all types of content providers to grow its archive.. The OCA has been in discussions with major publishers and the organizations that represent them in order to explore legal, sustainable business models through which more copyrighted content can be made widely available.. O Reilly Media is one commercial publisher that has already agreed to make certain content available to the OCA.. The OCA looks forward to continued dialogue with publishers in order to explore and build solutions that benefit the entire community of Internet users..

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  • Title: Open Content Alliance (OCA) » Participate
    Descriptive info: A Call To Participate in the Open Content Alliance.. Please join an Open Content Alliance (OCA) made up of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world, which will offer broad, public access to a rich panorama of world culture by building a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content.. By creating a growing archive of digital materials, the OCA will serve the combined interests of its contributors and the global community of Internet users.. Contributors will donate collections, services, facilities, tools and/or funding to the OCA.. The contributing organizations support the following principles:.. Contributors will determine the terms and conditions under which  ...   offered to it and may give preference to that which can be made widely accessible.. The OCA will offer collection and item-level metadata of its hosted collections in a variety of formats.. The OCA welcomes efforts to create and offer tools (including finding aids, catalogs, and indexes) that will enhance the usability of the materials in the archive.. Copies of the OCA collections will reside in multiple archives internationally to ensure their long-term preservation and accessibility to all.. The OCA will be administered by the nonprofit.. and governed by representatives of contributing organizations.. If you are interested in participating please write to oca at archive dot org..

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  • Title: Open Content Alliance (OCA) » Press
    Descriptive info: NYT on the Yiddish Library Going Live on Internet Archive.. Sloan Foundation awards $1,000,000 grant to help 4 libraries digitize premier collections of books, as the Internet Archive reaches a milestone of having digitized 100,000 books, to date.. NYTimes on The Open Content Alliance.. UC Libraries Partner with Technology Companies and Non-Profits to Provide Free.. Public Access to Digitized Books (PDF).. Boston Library Consortium Partners with OCA on Digitization Project [Library Journal, 9/28/07].. Scan This Book! [Library Journal, 8/15/07].. A Man s Vision: World Library Online [San Francisco Chronicle, 11/22/05].. Microsoft scans British Library [BBC News, 11/4/05].. Open Content Alliance Expands Rapidly; Reveals Operational Details [Information Today, 10/31/05].. Photos: Internet Archive reception for Open Content  ...   Seattle Times, 10/24/05].. Digitize This [Technology Review, 10/19/05].. Power Search [Federal Computer Week, 10/17/05].. Yahoo builds copyrighted library [Investors Business Daily, 10/4/05].. Yahoo-backed alliance opens Internet library [USA Today, 10/3/05].. Yahoo to digitize public domain books [CNET, 10/3/05].. Yahoo-Backed Alliance to Open Web Library [Washington Post, 10/3/05].. A New Digital Library Alliance Makes its Debut [Search Engine Watch, 10/3/05].. Publishers Say Yahoo to Online Book Plan [AP, 10/3/05].. Yahoo Backs a Collaborative Book Plan [PaidContent, 10/3/05].. NY Times on The Open Content Alliance [New York Times, 10/3/05].. Brewster Kahle s Commentary on the OCA [Yahoo! Search Blog, 10/3/05].. Consortium Aims to Digitize Classic Books, Tech Papers [RedNova, 10/3/05].. Stay tuned for links to more news stories..

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  • Title: Open Content Alliance (OCA) » Blog Archive » Over 1 Million Digital Books Now Available Free to the Print-Disabled
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted by brewster on Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 8:46 am and is filed under.. You can follow any responses to this entry through the.. RSS 2.. 0.. feed.. You can.. leave a response.. , or.. trackback.. from your own site.. 2 Responses to Over 1 Million Digital Books Now Available  ...   thanks for digitizing great valuable data.. Mark M.. November 17th, 2010 at 4:42 am.. This is a great idea but the website is probably one of the worst I have seen.. Quite unreadable.. Wrong colours etc etc.. Didn t keep me there.. Leave a Reply.. Name (required).. Mail (will not be published) (required).. Website..

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  • Title: Open Content Alliance (OCA) » News
    Descriptive info: Archive for the News Category.. Thursday, May 6th, 2010.. Wednesday, March 17th, 2010.. Tuesday, January 26th, 2010.. Wednesday, December 16th, 2009.. Tuesday, October 13th, 2009.. Wednesday, October 7th, 2009.. Sunday, September 20th, 2009.. Saturday, September 12th, 2009.. Thursday, September 3rd, 2009.. Tuesday, August 4th, 2009.. Thursday, July 30th, 2009.. Friday, July 17th, 2009.. Sunday, July 5th, 2009.. Tuesday, June 9th, 2009.. Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009.. Monday, May 18th, 2009.. Thursday, April 30th, 2009.. Friday, April 17th, 2009.. Wednesday, April 1st, 2009.. Tuesday, March 24th, 2009..

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  • Title: Open Content Alliance (OCA) » Blog Archive » Going Open
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted by karen coyle on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 at 4:58 pm and is filed under.. 2 Responses to Going Open.. Offene Katalogdaten Reaktionen - OpenBibBlog.. March 18th, 2010 at 3:36 am.. [.. ] Open Content Alliance (OCA) » Blog Archive » Going Open [.. ].. Infrastructure for resource discovery Briefing Paper for eResearch IE Call 10/2010.. November 12th, 2010 at 2:53 am.. ] Coyle’s blog post is a useful summary of developments with open bibliographic data in Europe:.. http://www.. opencontentalliance.. org/2010/03/17/going-open/..

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  • Title: Open Content Alliance (OCA) » Blog Archive » Gavin Newsom on Stimulus Money for Book Digitization
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted by internetarchive on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 8:24 pm and is filed under.. One Response to Gavin Newsom on Stimulus Money for Book Digitization.. Kovancılar.. March 6th, 2010 at 11:34 am.. good videos i am enjoy..

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  • Title: Open Content Alliance (OCA) » Blog Archive » 70,000 books from Cornell Libraries online now
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted by brewster on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 10:39 am and is filed under.. 4 Responses to 70,000 books from Cornell Libraries online now.. Roberto Garcia Espinosa.. January 12th, 2010 at 5:06 pm.. I have no words to appreciate the availability of digitalized books.. The project is awesome.. Sincerely,.. rgespinosa2002@yahoo.. com.. OSWALDO MOORE PRADO.. February 9th, 2010 at 2:47  ...   LA CONSTRUCCION DE LAS PIRAMIDES DE EGIPTO, AL COLOSAL MACHU PICCHU, CONGRATULACIONES POR LA HUMANIDAD!!!.. PRESIDENTE ASOCIACION CIVIL.. VIVO POR MAGDALENA.. EN EL PACIFICO SUR.. INDOAMERICA LIMA-PERU.. vamus.. March 4th, 2010 at 11:56 am.. Its Great and greatly appreciated your work.. Robert.. March 15th, 2010 at 1:48 am.. Thank you to the staffs at the Internet Archive, for making all of this happen..

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