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A Guardian Netbytes article on the Project Gutenberg archives

Peruse the world’s best public library Jack Schofield wrote this nice little article for the Guardian website yesterday. He talks about the project archives, volunteering and includes a nice little quote from the site about preservation. Here is the article in full; If you fancy a good read, Project Gutenberg has more than 22,000 books […]

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Top 100 Honors: Project Gutenberg

In the PC Magazine just now coming out, “The Top 100″ web sites out of millions lists Project Gutenberg for being one of the best of the best Internet resources. The Top 100 at pcmag.com Project Gutenberg is among the very oldest electronic information providers in the world if not the oldest. Tens of thousands […]

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Project Gutenberg feature in Red Hat Magazine

Free as in, well, free. At least, that’s what the folks at Project Gutenberg believe. They work hard to make as many literary (in a very broad sense of the term) works as possible available in a variety of formats, languages, and media to as many people as possible. They are guided by similar principles […]

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Michael Hart Interviewed on NPR about Digital Libraries

This coming weekend an interview with Michael Hart about Digital Libraries will be broadcast on NPR [National Public Radio]. In this interview he was also joined by Brewster Kahle (The Internet Archive) and Michael Keller (Librarian of Stanford). Michael specifically talks about wearing Digital Libraries on a necklace, Terabyte hard drives and creating a Billion […]

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New York Times article mentioning PG

Though I don’t read Finnish, Portuguese or Icelandic, it is of some comfort to know that hundreds of books in these languages are now stored on my computer. They are in good company. Just as I am not likely ever to read “Hattu Yksinaytoksinen Huvinaytelma” by Alfhild Agrell, so, too, will I probably never work […]

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DP PRESS RELEASE: DP Releases 10,000th Book

Today the Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders (DP) posted a package of texts that takes us over 10,000 completed titles. I’m very proud of our community of volunteers who have accomplished this fantastic number. The 10K package (listed below) showcases the wide range of our volunteers’ interests and talents. There are examples of a number of […]

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Another PG mention on slashdot.org

The following is from slashdot.org. The numbered links are apparently images. Despite what others say on this list, it’s nice to see PG used in education like this. ftblguy writes “MIT’s Open CourseWare program provides a great example of how the open source movement is impacting education. The Online Education Database also lists Project Gutenberg, […]

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Word for Word

Electronic publishing is replacing print, changing reading as well as society. Cavemen used charcoal to write on walls. Ancient Egyptians scrawled hieroglyphics on papyrus scrolls. Medieval monks penned illuminated manuscripts on parchment. Then Johannes Gutenberg changed the world with movable type, making writing available to all. Now a revolution is under way that is rapidly […]

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Printing Press to Project Gutenberg

Most of you have heard of Johannes Gutenberg, the father of the modern printing and inventor of the movable type printing press which revolutionized the printing and dissemination of information. With Gutenberg’s invention, translations of Arabic, Persian and other texts from Asia were made available in major European languages. The world became smaller with the […]

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