Please join Chris Freeland, Director of Open Libraries, for an overview of the Open Libraries project. Attendees will learn how books come into the Internet Archive from library and bookseller donations, how they are scanned in our scanning centers, and how they are made available to readers all over the world via controlled digital lending. Libraries will also learn how they can leverage the Open Libraries project to help provide access to these books, as well as how Open Libraries can be used to make decisions about their physical collections.
Presentations and public talks
- The Future of the Book and Digital Access
- View video (01:35:45)
A panel discussion at Boston Public Library that was held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, featuring Brewster Kahle (founder of Internet Archive), David Leonard (BPL President), Amy Brand (Director of MIT Press ), and Maria McCauley (Director of Cambridge Public Library) discussing the future of the book and digital access.
Brewster Kahle and David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library, talking about Controlled Digital Lending and the Great 78 Project on NPR in Boston on February 22, 2019.
- Brewster Kahle, 2016: Transforming Our Libraries into Digital Libraries: A digital book for every physical book in our libraries
- Ariel Katz, 2017: Copyright, Exhaustion, and the Role of Libraries in the Ecosystem of Knowledge
- Rhea Brown Lawson, 2017: The Role of the Public Library in Today’s World
- Michelle Wu, 2011: Building a Collaborative Digital Collection: A Necessary Evolution in Libraries
- Michelle Wu, 2016: Collaborative Academic Library Digital Collections Post-Cambridge University Press, HathiTrust and Google Decisions on Fair Use (pages 14 – 19)
- Michelle Wu, 2017: Piece by Piece Review of Digitize-and-Lend Projects Through the Lens of Copyright and Fair Use
- Lila Bailey, 2016: Unlocking Books for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Lila Bailey, 2016: Access to Knowledge in Canada
- Brewster Kahle, 2017: Transforming Our Libraries from Analog to Digital: A 2020 Vision
- University of Washington, 2017: Universal Access: Making Library Resources Accessible to People with Disabilities
- Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D., 2012: Making Electronic Resources Accessible in Libraries
- Denver Frederick, 2017: Business of Giving Podcast (Transcript)
- Abby Smith Rumsey, 2016: The Risk of Digital Oblivion