May 23, 2022

130,000 References to Books Cited in Wikipedia Articles Now Include Live Links to 50,000 Books Digitized by The Internet Archive (with More to Come)

Ed. Note: October 2019 is going down as one busy month at the Internet Archive. Last week we pointed out (links below) several new features and projects that IA had just announced. 

Today, not only was The Wayback Machine listed as one of the Top 50 Most Important Web Sites of All Time (we 100% agree) but we’ve also learned in a blog post by  Internet Archive Founder, Brewster Kahle, of a new project (now live) to help “weave” books into the Web.

From Kahle’s Blog Post:

The Internet Archive has transformed 130,000 references to books in Wikipedia into live links to 50,000 digitized Internet Archive books in several Wikipedia language editions including English, Greek, and Arabic.

And we are just getting started.


“What has been written in books over many centuries is critical to informing a generation of digital learners,” said Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive. “We hope to connect readers with books by weaving books into the fabric of the web itself, starting with Wikipedia.”

Read the Complete Post, See How it Works

See Also: Archive the Web on Demand: The Wayback Machine’s Save Page Now is New and Improved

See Also: The Internet Archive Announces Launch of the Offline Archive Project

See Also: The Internet Archive Launches a New Music Player: Access 1 Million+ Recordings, View Liner Notes, Discover Related Tracks, and More

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.