Digital Copyright Slider. Every book wanted by internet pioneer. Tucked away in a small warehouse on a dead-end street in Richmond, Calif., an internet pioneer is building a bunker to protect an endangered species: the printed word.
Brewster Kahle, 50, founded the nonprofit Internet Archive in 1996 to save a copy of every web page ever posted. Now the MIT-trained computer scientist and entrepreneur is expanding his effort to safeguard and share knowledge by trying to preserve a physical copy of every book ever published. "There is always going to be a role for books," said Kahle as he perched on the edge of a shipping container. Each container can hold about 40,000 volumes, the size of a branch library. "We want to see books live forever. " So far, Kahle has gathered about 500,000 books. That's far fewer than the roughly 130 million different books Google engineers involved in that company's book scanning project estimate to exist worldwide.
"The idea is to be able to collect one copy of every book ever published. Seeking large collections. Global Gateway. Rarebooks.info. Code of Ethics. 100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access. Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all.
You don't have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they have to offer. From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. Digital Libraries Capturing images of manuscripts, art, and artifacts, digital libraries are an excellent way of both preserving the past and sharing it with everyone. Harvard University Library. International Digital Libraries These digital libraries either have a focus on a culture other than that of the United States or are housed in another country. The Digital South Asia Library. Texts These libraries offer books or texts for you to read online and free of charge. Universal Digital Library. Medical Libraries. Library Supplies, Library Furniture & Archival Solutions. Decline of Library of Alexandria. By Ellen BrundigeDecember 10, 1991 Table of Contents "And concerning the number of books, the establishment of libraries, and the collection in the Hall of the the Muses, why need I even speak, since they are all in men's memories?
"-- Athenaeus of Alexandria Introduction The Library of Alexandria, in reality two or more libraries in the ancient Egyptian capitol, has achieved an almost mythic stature in the study of classics from the time of the Renaissance. Origin In order to discuss the history of the Library and Museum in the Imperial period, it is necessary to give a brief overview of their background. Alexandria in the Time of Caesar Alexandria became the second stage for the civil wars of Caesar; here the double drama of Antony and Cleopatra, then Caesar and Cleopatra played before the skeptical populace. Imperial Alexandria Now we turn to Alexandria at the beginning of the Imperial period, when for a while, the infamous Alexandrian mob was relatively peaceful.
Books and Literature. Manuscripts. Library Resources. NARA - AAD - Main Page. LibriVox. A library weblog. BookMooch: trade your books with other people. Books. Rare Book School: Links. Many websites provide links to various organizations and other venues concerned with rare books and the history of books and printing.
The best-organized and most comprehensive list, maintained by Peter VerHeyen, is to be found on the Book Arts Web, under Book Arts Links. The short sections presented below make no attempt to compete with VerHeyen's excellent set of links; they may, however, be useful as signposts pointing in various basic bibliographical directions. The Antiquarian Book Trade The premier association of antiquarian booksellers in the United States is the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA); there are about 470 members, many of whom also belong, through their ABAA membership, to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB/LILA). Bibliographical and Book History Societies The principal American societies include APHA, BSA, BSUVA, and SHARP. Book Collecting There are many regional book collecting societies and clubs in the United States.