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Event Recap: Why Trust a Corporation to Do a Library’s Job? – Internet Archive Blogs

Posted on April 30, 2021 by Caralee Adams

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Although people are increasingly turning to Google to search for information, a corporate search engine is not the same as a trusted librarian.

And while libraries are used to buying and preserving books, they are now often unable to buy and own digital materials because of publisher licensing restrictions.

The tension between the interests of business and the public was the focus of a conversation hosted by the Internet Archive and Library Futures on April 28.

Wendy Hanamura moderated the event with guest panelists Joanne McNeil, author of Lurking: How a Person Became a User; Darius Kazemi, an internet artist and cofounder of Feel Train, a creative technology cooperative in Portland, Oregon; and Jennie Rose Halperin, executive director of Library Futures.

A recording of the event is now available.

Source: Event Recap: Why Trust a Corporation to Do a Library’s Job? – Internet Archive Blogs

‘Remember the Internet’: An Encyclopedia of Online Life – The Atlantic

How do we memorialize life online when it’s constantly disappearing?

by Kaitlyn Tiffany, March 22, 2021

Jim Steele / Popperfoto / Getty / Wikimedia / The Atlantic

For many of us, for better or for worse, the internet is home.

Our communities are here, because many of them could not exist any other way.

Superfans, shitposters, amateur experts, wiki nerds, grizzled forum moderators, obsessive sneaker enthusiasts, and hobbyists who spend a substantial amount of their time photographing vintage Furbies in human clothes, for example—the cultural and creative output of these communities is enormous and ever growing.

Source: ‘Remember the Internet’: An Encyclopedia of Online Life – The Atlantic

Free e-books: Where to get them

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Look: It’s cold. The news is depressing. New movies and TV shows have ground to a halt. It won’t stop snowing. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so tack on six more weeks of winter. Time to curl up with a good book.

Source: Free e-books: Where to get them

Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/90604895/how-to-get-free-ebooks-kindle-library

Old Time Radio : Free Audio : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive

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Source: https://archive.org/details/oldtimeradio

The Open Library Now Faces The National Writers Union

In this July 21, 2011 photo, Mark, who did not give his last name, unpacks boxes of books at the Internet Archive's Physical Archive warehouse in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
In this July 21, 2011 photo, Mark, who did not give his last name, unpacks boxes of books at the Internet Archive’s Physical Archive warehouse in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

After the UK’s Society of Authors asked the Open Library to stop making its scanned books available to people in the UK, the US’ National Writers Union published a letter making similar demands.

Source: The Open Library Now Faces The National Writers Union