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Wednesday, 31st March 2010

Milestones: Internet Archive Now Provides Access to More Than Two Million Digitized Texts

The other day when we posted a note congratulating the Internet Archive for winning the Project of Social Benefit Award from the Free Software Foundation and in the same post provided an overview of several IA services.

In the post we also said that the Internet Archive would "soon" pass the two million digitized texts milestone.

This afternoon, Brewster Kahle posted a note saying that the two million mark has been reached.

Congrats to All at the IA!

From the Announcement:

The Internet Archive is pleased to announce an important manuscript, Homiliary on Gospels from Easter to first Sunday of Advent, as the 2,000,000th free digital text. Internet Archive has been scanning books and making them available for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public for free on archive.org since 2005.

“This 1,000 year old book which has only been seen by a select few people, can, with the technology of today, be shared with millions tomorrow," said Robert Miller, Director of Books of the Internet Archive. "Selecting this title for the 2 millionth text is a fitting tribute to the team of scanners who have been carefully working for the past 5 years.”

[Snip]

“Handwritten in Latin by a number of scribes in a script inspired by the court of Charlemagne, this rare and beautiful treasure from the first millennium of Christianity, is one of the gems in the renowned collection of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. The Institute is dedicated to transmitting the inheritance of the Middle Ages to new generations; to deepening our understanding of the life and ideals of Western culture in the time of its first youth," said Jonathan Bengtson, Director of Library and Archives, University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto & Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

Access Full Text of Two Millionth Title:

Homiliary on Gospels from Easter to first Sunday of Advent

Sources: Internet Archive, ResourceShelf


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