Internet Archive Surpasses 3.5 Million Digital Texts Online

The Internet Archive now has over 3.5 million books online including over 6,700 items digitized for the Archive through the CARLI Book Digitization Initiative. More than 40 CARLI member institutions have contributed historical out-of-copyright works, government documents, materials in which their institutions own the copyright, or have partnered with local organizations to digitize materials. All texts are available for free to anyone with an Internet connection.

Through the Book Digitization Initiative, CARLI pays the cost of digitization and the expense of shipping materials to the digitization location in Indiana. CARLI member libraries interested in participating in the Initiative should submit a simple proposal that identifies the materials that an institution would like to have digitized.

Interested libraries may also request a webinar on the topic by sending an email message to CARLI Support.