Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Impact of Open Access

We are nearing a time when open access will have a considerable impact on one's ability to find and utilize enormous amounts of free digitized text in the form of books, journals, images and probably video as well online. Here is one example, The Universal Digital Library: Million Book Collection, thanks to the folks at Open Access News.


  1. In a similar vein, I just came across a project to provide free audiobooks for works in the public domain: Librivox - acoustical liberation of books in the public domain.

    Volunteers read chapters of these books and they are available to listen to on an MP3 player, iPod, your computer, or you can burn them on a CD.

    For example, check out the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Maybe we should link to this project on our eAudiobooks page for people with iPods, since NetLibrary is not accessible for them.

  2. I've heard about this somewhere as well. Good stuff...this should be a new post to better bring it to everyone's attention.