The Web Library: Building a World Class Personal Library with Free Web Resources

Online companion to the book. Frequently updated: last update = 5-13-05
copyright Nick Tomaiuolo 2004

Chapter Nine: Final Considerations

Alexandria Digital Library
The project began in 1994 with the development of the Alexandria Digital Library (ADL), a distributed digital library with collections of georeferenced materials and services for accessing those collections. Distributed means the library's components may be spread across the Internet. Georeferenced means the library's holdings are associated with a region (footprint) on the surface of the Earth.

Alexandria Library Scholars Collective
This article summary, courtesy of the Indiana University's School of LIbrary and Information Science, discusses an online library that "wants it all...every book." Brave New World or vaporware? You decide.

Robotics Institute (CMU) Historical New York Times Project
Scanned films of the original, now long-gone, newspaper pages from the Civil War. Searchable.

The Universal Library (Carnegie Mellon University)

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