While studying Information Science, I realised that I come across many interesting resources that some people may not know about. I will be sharing some of these on a regular basis, to spread the GLAM knowledge.
This week I will share the Open Library, which is another project of the Internet Archive.
Open Library is a collection of over 20 million books. Those in the public domain are free to download. Many modern books are also available to borrow for free, like a regular library.
There are 5 tutorial videos explaining what Open Library is, and just how to use it. They can be accessed here.
Just like a Wiki, this project is possible through the work and contributions of many people.
So whether you want to read a classic such as my favourite Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or maybe an "out of print" book, you might just find it at the Open Library.