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Internet Archive has created a National Emergency Library, allowing users access to all 1.4 million books in their collection with no waiting lists

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  1. AugustusFerdinand
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    His response in the comments is gold and reflects the attitude of many librarians from what I've encountered through my wife and her coworkers.

    Stephanie T. - March 24, 2020 at 4:58 pm
    Chris Freeland, you are an angel on earth.

    chrisfreeland Post author - March 24, 2020 at 5:46 pm
    Many thanks for your kind words, Stephanie, but no, I’m just a librarian.

    His response in the comments is gold and reflects the attitude of many librarians from what I've encountered through my wife and her coworkers.

    13 votes
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    Deimos
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    They made a follow-up post with some more info about this today: Internet Archive responds: Why we released the National Emergency Library

    They made a follow-up post with some more info about this today: Internet Archive responds: Why we released the National Emergency Library

    4 votes
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      no_exit
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      There were a ton of authors and librarians complaining about this on Twitter yesterday. It seems like their concerns was mostly about the unlimited copies and the post doesn't really address that...

      There were a ton of authors and librarians complaining about this on Twitter yesterday. It seems like their concerns was mostly about the unlimited copies and the post doesn't really address that directly, other than to say, "yeah that's what we're doing."

      2 votes