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Public Access to Digital Materials Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Libraries. Brewster Kahle Director Internet Archive May 2002 Brewster@archive.org. Publishers Archiving?. Publishers pursue their commercial interests rather than the public interest Example, a public domain work:

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public access to digital materials roles rights and responsibilities of libraries
Public Access to Digital MaterialsRoles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Libraries

Brewster Kahle Director Internet Archive

May 2002

Brewster@archive.org

publishers archiving
Publishers Archiving?

Publishers pursue their commercial interests rather than the public interest

Example, a public domain work:

Alice in Wonderland in Adobe’s Ebook is restricted in its use:

“This book can not be read aloud”

bringing collections online examples
Bringing Collections Online: Examples
  • Web Collection: Dealing with the Large and non-traditional collections
  • Digitized Archival Records: Posting them on the Net
  • 1001 Movies: Digitization and Donation of Rich Media
  • InterLibrary Loan of Digital Materials
  • Loaning Digital Materials
web collection
Web Collection
  • Over 100TB
  • 16M sites
  • Over 10B pages
  • 5 years

More text than the Library of Congress, and only $300K US

alexa cataloging the web
Alexa: Cataloging the Web

Who

Where

When

3rd party reviews

Out-of-print copies

alexa subject indexing the web
Alexa “Subject Indexing” the Web
  • Related and competative links
  • Built by usage paths and link analysis
  • 80 million different “catalog entries”
presidential election 2000 archive
Presidential Election 2000 Archive
  • LC with Internet Archive, Compaq, Alexa Internet
  • 2-3 Terabytes
preservation through replication
Preservation through Replication
  • Hardware
  • Programmer error
  • Format obsolescent
  • Institutional drift
  • Law/Government

Full Mirror at the Library of Alexandria, Egypt

posting archival materials
Posting Archival Materials

Scanning for $0.10/page

Post and “purge the complainers”

intellectual property preserves
Intellectual Property Preserves

Possible Tax Incentives

Rights are quite clear, but often limited

Not “comprehensive”

interlibrary loan
InterLibrary Loan
  • Walk into any library and gain access to the world’s collections
  • Work more smoothly with Digital Materials
loaning materials
Loaning Materials
  • One approach: NetLibrary
  • New publisher contracts: 2500 books in SFPL
lending rich media limited streaming
Lending Rich Media: Limited Streaming
  • Lending limited copies
  • Bedrock of the Library model
  • “streaming” is borrowed
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Universal Access to Human Knowledge

One page at a time, one patron at a time

Brewster@archive.org