Milestones: Internet Archive Reaches 3 Million Downloadable Texts (and They're All Free)
Congrats and kudos to Brewster and the entire IA team on reaching this impressive milestone.
Brewster Kahle in an Internet Archive Blog Post Full of Facts and Stats:
Hundreds of libraries reached the milestone of offering 3 million freely downloadable texts yesterday through the Internet Archive website. Our 3 millionth text is a Galileo pamphlet from the rare book collection of the University of Toronto.
Internet Archive has been scanning books since 2005. We have made approximately 2 million books from 1,000 libraries in 200 languages available online since that time. Another 1 million texts have been uploaded by others, including everything from original books to court records to scans from other digitization projects and 37,000 books from Project Gutenberg.
More than 100 people digitize books in Internet Archive scanning centers in 27 libraries in 6 countries. At 10 cents a page, we are bringing over 1,000 new books online every day.
More Stats and Facts in This Complete IA Blog Post
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