May 27, 2022

New Resource: “A Short History of Ebooks” by Marie Lebert & Remembering Project Gutenberg Founder, Michael S. Hart

As Ebooks Turn 50, Announces Launch of the
Free Ebook Foundation Open Access Monographs Fund

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Project Gutenberg (July 4, 1971) librarian and translator Marie Lebert has written and posted “A Short History of Ebooks” that’s available to read online and/or download (in several formats) via The Internet Archive.

Direct to A Short History of Ebooks (via The Internet Archive)

Also by Marie Lebert: The Project Gutenberg EBook of Project Gutenberg 4 July 1971 – 4 July 2011

More Resources


Remembering Project Gutenberg Founder, Michael S. Hart

“Using eBooks to Break Down the Bars of Ignorance and Illiteracy.” (Keynote Presentation by Project Gutenberg Founder, Michael S. Hart)

Additional Resources via More about Project Gutenberg’s Michael Hart, RIP (September 14, 2011 via ZDNet)

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