The Internet Archive Book Drive
May 7, 2010 2:08 PM   Subscribe

The Internet Archive Book Drive
The Internet Archive has launched a project to make books available to the print-disabled community in the DAISY format. Donate books to IA and we will turn them into DAISY books, which will be made available on the relaunched Open Library site.

To kick things off, we've made all of the books scanned by the Internet Archive available in DAISY format. These are mostly books published before 1923.

In addition, we are now providing modern books in DAISY format to those who are print-disabled. In order to use these books, you will need to register with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Here are the eligibility requirements.

We've also made the Open Library site more accessible to those who are blind or using screen readers. Here is more information about this project. Thanks!
posted by rajbot (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Unbelievably awesome. I will be posting this in the DIYBookScanner community - doubtless many of the members there have physical books to spare. Congrats, you guys are amazing.
posted by fake at 8:09 PM on May 10, 2010

Awesome, thanks rajbot and the Open Library!!! We'll be sending some tomes your way.
posted by turtlegirl at 4:40 PM on June 18, 2010

This is really good!!
posted by elPepin at 4:20 PM on September 8, 2011

« Older Ask Sleeves - Your MP3 search engine...   |   Total Recall: The Musical... Newer »

You are not currently logged in. Log in or create a new account to post comments.