2019/09/10: Millions of books are secretly in the public domain thanks to a copyright loophole, a new project seeks to put them on the Internet Archive.
2009/05/09: The ABC have a piece from National Library of Australia web archiving manager Paul Koerbin, about the importance of digital records preservation. Of equal importance, how can we be sure that we can actually read those archives in the future?
Founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America, who appears Monday at Miami Dade College, argues that libraries are still essential.
Google wrote its mission statement in 1999, a year after launch, setting the course for the company's next decade: In 2001, Google made their first acquisition, the Deja archives. The largest
Melissa Lefebvre is interviewed for Careers in Open Source Week at Opensource.com on her experience as an operations manager for the open source library system, Koha.
The all-digital books at this library may save trees, but they're not very compostable.
Finding the right picture is hard when you don't even know what they all are.
by Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven ZuckerThe preservation, transmission, and advancement of knowledge in the digital age are promoted by the unencumbered use and reuse of digitized content for resear
The world of digital publishing can be a lot more complicated than deciding whether to buy a Kindle, Nook, or iPad. If you want to know just how complex things are getting, just ask a publisher, author, or agent about Andrew Wylie. Along with Amazon announcing its new Kindle, the major - and I mean,...
Before you buy that e-reader as a Chistmas or Hannukah present, read this.
Nicole Engard discusses how open source is finally becoming a major player in the library arena.
Launch of the DDB. Jill Cousins, Hermann Parzinger, Elke Harjes-Ecker, Matthias Harbort (from left to right) - Photo: Julia Hoppen On the 29th of November 2012, the beta version of the German
It's sometimes entertaining to see people who have lived in a particular world for a long time get totally freaked out by new technologies. Such is the case of famed author Jonathan Franzen who seems absolutely horrified by the concept of...
Every technological advance is greeted as some point during its life cycle (usually as it approaches ubiquity) by the disgruntled arguments of people who prefer older things or methods. Never has this been more prevalent than in the digital era...
Despite the opposition of publishers and their lawyers, the world's texts are being electronically copied, digitized, searched and linked.
Judge rules for Google's library partners in lawsuit brought by Authors Guild.
A federal judge on Wednesday said universities had a fair-use defense to charges of copyright infringement when they systematically pooled millions of books they had digitized without permission from rights holders.
About three quarters of American public libraries currently lend out e-books, but patrons aren't always aware.
Amidst the growing enthusiasm for digital texts -- ebooks and scans of illustrated books -- it's easy to overlook some important drawbacks. First, that you don't really own ebooks, as various unhappy experiences with Amazon's Kindle...