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. 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.
Books and Literature. Manuscripts. Library Resources. NARA - AAD - Main Page. Access to Archival Databases (AAD) HomeAccess to Archival Databases (AAD) Show All Series >> Browse by Category show more What's New >> What's New? Central Foreign Policy Files We have added the 1977 fully releasable permanent electronic telegram records and withdrawal 'card' records of this series to AAD, for an additional 367,175 new records. Show more Highlights >> AAD Highlights One of the records of the use of ammunition by the 527th Military Police Company in defense of the U.S. embassy in Saigon during the TET offensive, January 31, 1968. Iwao Takamoto recently deceased creator of the cartoon character Scooby-Doo, and others, who learned some of his illustration techniques while at a WRA camp. Most Popular The U.S. 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. BookScans.