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Poster: Alison OK Date: May 13, 2019 2:30pm
Forum: news Subject: Library Journal: Internet Archive Expands Partnerships for Open Libraries Project

The Internet Archive is seeking partners for its Open Libraries project. Recent contributors include Trent University, Ont., which donated more than 250,000 books last year during the renovation of its Bata Library, and longtime project partner Boston Public Library (BPL), which donated its sound archives for digitization in 2017.

Funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation, the non-profit Open Libraries' reformatting program accepts donated books and other materials from libraries, digitizes this content in its scanning centers, makes those materials available to the public via controlled lending at, and provides a set of the digitized files to the donor library, explained Chris Freeland, director of Open Libraries.

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