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Considering the 40th Anniversary of eBooks

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How do I love ebooks, let me count the ways: 40 years ago there was only one eBook on the Internet that you could download, and the operators were resistant to an additional eBook being added more than once a year, and it had to be a short one, given the space and bandwidth. From […]

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An Interview with Michael Hart

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I recently had the privilege of interviewing Michael Hart, former editor and founder of Project Gutenberg. In our interview, Michael discusses the future of PG, and looks back on how it has evolved through changing times. So why are you passing the editor torch? This isn’t the first time. It’s mostly to get PG used […]

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Le Projet Gutenberg (1971-2008)

Editors Note: Marie’s essay is available in English [Table] Sommaire Un pari depuis 1971 La méthode adoptée La correction partagée Des collections multilingues Domaine public versus copyright Du passé vers l’avenir Chronologie Statistiques Liens SOMMAIRE Août 1997: 1.000 livres Avril 2002: 5.000 livres Octobre 2003: 10.000 livres Janvier 2005: 15.000 livres Décembre 2006: 20.000 livres […]

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Las tecnologías y el libro para todos

Traducido por Anna Alvarez y Marie Lebert ÍNDICE Introducción Cronología 1968: ASCII 1971: Proyecto Gutenberg 1974: Internet 1990: Web 1991: Unicode 1993: Online Books Page 1993: PDF 1994: Consorcio W3C 1995: Amazon.com 1996: Internet Archive 1996: Palm Pilot 1997: Open eBook 1999: Bibliotecarios digitales 1999: Web multilingüe 2000: Mobipocket 2000: Public Library of Science 2000: […]

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Project Gutenberg (1971-2008)

Marie Lebert has completely rewritten and brought up-to-date her excellent article on the history of Project Gutenberg – Ed Contents Overview A Bet Since 1971 The Method Shared Proofreading Becoming Multingual Public Domain vs. Copyright From the Past to the Future Chronology Stats Links OVERVIEW August 1997: 1,000 books April 2002: 5,000 books October 2003: […]

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Towards A Universal Digital Library: A Few Milestones

Many of us dream of a universal digital library freely available on the web, i.e. available anywhere and at any time. Thanks to Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive and others, we are getting there, at least for the books from public domain. The process began a while ago with a few pioneers – It is […]

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El Proyecto Gutenberg, de 1971 hasta hoy

Traducido por Anna Alvarez Las líneas que siguen están dedicadas a todos los voluntarios del Proyecto Gutenberg en los cinco continentes. Gracias a ellos, más de 20.000 clásicos de la literatura mundial ya están disponibles en la red, en una versión gratuita y de gran calidad, con una previsión de una biblioteca de un millón […]

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A History of Project Gutenberg from 1971-2005

This article is dedicated to all Project Gutenberg and Distributed Proofreaders volunteers on the five continents, who offer us a free library of 16,000 high-quality eBooks, mainly classics of world literature, with a goal of one million eBooks in ten years. This article is also available in French.

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Le Projet Gutenberg, de 1971 à 2005

par Marie Lebert, 15 août 2005 Ce dossier du Net des études françaises (NEF) est aussi une communication du troisième symposium international sur les études françaises valorisées par les technologies: langages et dialogues interculturels (octobre 2005, Université York, Toronto, Canada). Les lignes qui suivent sont dédiées à tous les volontaires du Projet Gutenberg et de […]

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The People Behind Project Gutenberg

There’s no doubt PG would not be where it is today without Michael Hart and the tens of thousands of volunteers from around the world. As you can imagine, it’s impossible to name every person. What Wiki Team member Ricardo F. Diogo has done is put together a page on the Gutenberg Wiki naming the […]

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