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[[Image:Memory of the World.png|thumb|link=http://library.memoryoftheworld.org|258px|[http://library.memoryoftheworld.org Memory of the World]<br>Started as a proof of concept of the [http://www.memoryoftheworld.org/blog/cat/public-library/ Public Library] initiative. Est. 2012 by [[Marcell Mars]] and [[Tomislav Medak]].<br>[http://library.memoryoftheworld.org Enter]. [https://www.facebook.com/memoryoftheworld.org/ Facebook]. ]]
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[[Image:Memory of the World.png|thumb|link=https://library.memoryoftheworld.org|258px|[[Memory of the World]]<br>Started as a proof of concept of the [https://www.memoryoftheworld.org/blog/tag/library/ Public Library] initiative. Est. 2012 by [[Marcell Mars]] and [[Tomislav Medak]].<br>[https://library.memoryoftheworld.org Enter]. [https://mobile.twitter.com/memoryofworld Twitter].[https://www.facebook.com/memoryoftheworld.org/ Facebook].]]
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[[Image:Textzcom.png|thumb|link=http://web.archive.org/web/20060411064533/http://www.textz.com/|258px|[[Textz.com]]<br>Hosted theory and fiction in plain text. Est. 2001 by [[Sebastian Lütgert|Sebastian Lütgert/ROLUX]].<br>[http://web.archive.org/web/20060411064533/http://www.textz.com/ Enter] (archived version). ]]
 
[[Image:Textzcom.png|thumb|link=http://web.archive.org/web/20060411064533/http://www.textz.com/|258px|[[Textz.com]]<br>Hosted theory and fiction in plain text. Est. 2001 by [[Sebastian Lütgert|Sebastian Lütgert/ROLUX]].<br>[http://web.archive.org/web/20060411064533/http://www.textz.com/ Enter] (archived version). ]]
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* Gary Hall, [http://monoskop.org/log/?p=571 ''Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now''], University of Minnesota Press, 2008, 301 pp.  
 
* Gary Hall, [http://monoskop.org/log/?p=571 ''Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now''], University of Minnesota Press, 2008, 301 pp.  
 
* Rasmus Fleischer, ''Boken & Biblioteket'', Stockholm: Ink bokförlag, 2011, 192 pp. [http://www.inkbokforlag.com/b&b.html] {{sw}}
 
* Rasmus Fleischer, ''Boken & Biblioteket'', Stockholm: Ink bokförlag, 2011, 192 pp. [http://www.inkbokforlag.com/b&b.html] {{sw}}
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* Mario Biagioli, Peter Jaszi, Martha Woodmansee (eds.), ''[http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=C17F762B1C1561DAF91BB58163040C98 Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property: Creative Production in Legal and Cultural Perspective]'', University of Chicago Press, 2011, 480 pp. [https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/M/bo11103013.html]
 
* Joe Karaganis (ed.), ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=1845 Media Piracy in Emerging Economies]'', Social Science Research Council, 2011, 440 pp.
 
* Joe Karaganis (ed.), ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=1845 Media Piracy in Emerging Economies]'', Social Science Research Council, 2011, 440 pp.
 
* Hans-Christoph Hobohm, "Can Digital Libraries Generate Knowledge?", ''Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung'' 37:3 (141): "Controversies around the Digital Humanities", 2012, pp 218-229. [http://www.jstor.org/stable/41636606]
 
* Hans-Christoph Hobohm, "Can Digital Libraries Generate Knowledge?", ''Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung'' 37:3 (141): "Controversies around the Digital Humanities", 2012, pp 218-229. [http://www.jstor.org/stable/41636606]
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* Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, [https://monoskop.org/media/text/thylstrup_2018_the_politics_of_mass_digitization/#c004_d2e69 "The Licit and Illicit Nature of Mass Digitization"], ch 4 in Thylstrup, ''The Politics of Mass Digitization'', MIT Press, 2018, pp 79-100. On Lib.ru, Monoskop, and UbuWeb.
 
* Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, [https://monoskop.org/media/text/thylstrup_2018_the_politics_of_mass_digitization/#c004_d2e69 "The Licit and Illicit Nature of Mass Digitization"], ch 4 in Thylstrup, ''The Politics of Mass Digitization'', MIT Press, 2018, pp 79-100. On Lib.ru, Monoskop, and UbuWeb.
 
* Petar Jandrić, Sarah Hayes, [https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2019.1585874 "The Postdigital Challenge of Redefining Academic Publishing from the Margins"], ''Learning, Media and Technology'', Feb 2019.
 
* Petar Jandrić, Sarah Hayes, [https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2019.1585874 "The Postdigital Challenge of Redefining Academic Publishing from the Margins"], ''Learning, Media and Technology'', Feb 2019.
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* Carlos Bernardo Caycedo Casallas, ''[https://pure.uva.nl/ws/files/39122792/Thesis.pdf Updating Civil Disobedience: Whistleblowing, Anonymous Hacktivism, and Academic Piracy]'', University of Amsterdam, 2019, 177 pp. PhD dissertation. [https://dare.uva.nl/search?identifier=547c0373-4704-4ba3-bfb1-2b152019d06b]
 
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Aaaaarg
Originally focused on critical theory, gradually expanded to the arts, humanities and social sciences. Est. c.2004 by Sean Dockray as part of the Public School.
Enter. Twitter. Facebook.

Memory of the World
Started as a proof of concept of the Public Library initiative. Est. 2012 by Marcell Mars and Tomislav Medak.
Enter. Twitter.Facebook.

Textz.com
Hosted theory and fiction in plain text. Est. 2001 by Sebastian Lütgert/ROLUX.
Enter (archived version).

Marxists Internet Archive
Hosts the works of Marxist, communist, socialist, and anarchist writers. Est. 1990 by Zodiac. Online since 1993.
Enter. Facebook.

SSRN (Social Science Research Network)
The core of the collection are preprint versions of academic papers in PDF submitted by authors. Until 2016 run by Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. (SSEP), later acquired by Elsevier. Est. 1994 by Michael Jensen and Wayne Marr.
Enter.
UbuWeb
Started as a resource for visual and sound poetry, soon expanded to the historical and contemporary avant-garde. Est. 1996 by Kenneth Goldsmith.
Enter. Twitter.

Electronic Poetry Center
Hosts poetry books and periodicals; also lists contents from Eclipse and Jacket 2 Reissues. Est. 1994 by Loss Pequeño Glazier and Charles Bernstein at SUNY Buffalo.
Enter.

Eclipse
A free on-line archive focusing on digital facsimiles of the most radical small-press writing from the last quarter century. Eclipse also publishes carefully selected new works of book-length conceptual unity. Est. 2003 by Craig Dworkin.
Enter.

Critical Commons
An online repository supporting the fair use of copyrighted media by educators. A project of the Media Arts and Practice division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Est. 2008 by Steve F. Anderson.
Enter.

Sci-Hub
Provides mass and public access to 60 million research papers. Est. 2011 by Alexandra Elbakyan.
Enter. Twitter.

The Anarchist Library
An archive focusing on anarchism. The site also provides an online service, Bookbuilder, to create collections of texts, with editing features, changing layout and rendering to PDFs or EPUBs. Est. c2008.
Enter.

Monoskop
Initially a media art research initiative, Monoskop gradually expanded toward avant-garde media studies. Est. 2004 by Dušan Barok. Monoskop Log library has branched out in 2009.
Enter. Twitter. Facebook.

Library Stack
Database initiative for digital objects and publications. Est. 2015 by Erik Wysocan and Benjamin Tiven.
Enter. Twitter.

Library Genesis
A host to 3 million books. Est. 2008.
Enter.

Uberty
A resource of documents and media related to New Rationalism, Accelerationism, and other recent theory and philosophy. Est. 2015.
Enter. Twitter. Facebook.

Fragen
Digital library of key texts of second wave of feminism in Europe. CC BY-NC-ND. Maintained by Atria, Amsterdam. Created 2006-2011.
Enter.

Les Classiques des sciences sociales
Hosts Francophone works in social and human sciences. 6000 publications from 2000 authors. Est. 1993 by Jean-Marie Tremblay. Maintained by the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC).
Enter.

Arts, humanities and social sciences[edit]

Libraries[edit]

See above

See also

Conferences, workshops, exhibitions[edit]

Interventions and research[edit]

Scanning[edit]

Literature, resources[edit]

Collections[edit]

Video
Print
  • Javna knjižnica / Public Library, eds. Tomislav Medak, Marcell Mars, and WHW, Zagreb: WHW & Multimedia Institute, 2015, 144 pp. Texts by McKenzie Wark, Tomislav Medak, Marcell Mars, Manar Zarroug, and Paul Otlet. (English)/(Croatian)
  • Davide Giorgetta and Valerio Nicoletti's interviews with Dušan Barok, Geert Lovink, Janneke Adema, Henry Warwick, 2015. (English)
  • Guerrilla Open Access, ed. Memory of the World, Coventry: Post Office Press, Rope Press, and Memory of the World, 2018, 34 pp. Texts by Memory of the World, Christopher Kelty, Balázs Bodó, and Laurie Allen. (English)

Essays, talks, statements, interviews[edit]

Journal issues and special sections[edit]

Discussions[edit]

Academic research and writing[edit]

  • Roger Chartier, "Bibliothèques sans murs", ch. 3 in Chartier, L'ordre des livres, Aix-en-Provence: Alinea, 1992. (French)
    • "Libraries Without Walls", trans. Lydia Cochrane, Representations 42: "Future Libraries" (Spring 1993), pp 38-52; rev. as ch. 3 in Chartier, The Order of Books, Stanford University Press, 1994, pp 61-88, n108-112, PDF.

Further reading[edit]

Texts listed on the wiki pages of respective initiatives: UbuWeb, Aaaaarg, Monoskop, Library Genesis.

General interest[edit]

Libraries[edit]

Autonomous/independent libraries[edit]

See also

Public domain, Creative Commons and Open Access texts[edit]

  • Project Gutenberg, est. 1971 by Michael Hart, has over 46k books in plain text, subsequently also converted to other formats. Hosted by ibiblio at U North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (multiple languages)
  • Perseus Digital Library, est. c1987 by Gregory R. Crane, covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. The collection contains editions and modern English translations of hundreds of ancient Greek, Roman, Arabic, Germanic and other texts. Maintained by the Department of the Classics, Tufts U.
  • arXiv, est. 1991 by Paul Ginsparg. Has over 1M e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics in PDF and other formats (TeX, DVI, PostScript or HTML). Maintained by Cornell U. (English)
  • Project Runeberg, est. 1992 by Lars Aronsson. Contains works significant to the culture and history of the Nordic countries; as images and HTML text. Hosted by Lysator, an academic computer group at Linköping University. (multiple languages)
  • Liber Liber, est. 1994 by Marco Calvo, Gino Roncaglia, Paolo Barberi, Fabio Ciotti and Marco Zela. (Italian)
  • Internet Archive, est. 1996 by Brewster Kahle. The section 'eBooks and Texts' contains almost 8M scanned texts as high-resolution images, subsequently also converted to other formats. (multiple languages)
  • Aozora Bunko, est. 1997, the Japanese Project Gutenberg. (Japanese)
  • Wikisource, a Wikimedia project started 2003. Contains around 500k texts in wiki form. (multiple languages)
  • HathiTrust, est. 2008. A partnership of 100+ research institutions and libraries. Also includes content digitised by Internet Archive digitisation initiatives and Google Books. Access to copyrighted works requires an institutional subscription. (multiple languages)

National libraries[edit]

Commercial libraries hosting academic journals[edit]

See also

See also[edit]

See also[edit]

Digital humanities, Art servers, Media archives, Documentation science, Commons, Copyright activism, Internet activism


Software
communities of practice

Art servers, Circuit bending, Copyright activism, Cypherpunk, Data activism, Demoscene, Digital libraries, DIY biology, Federated networks, File sharing, FLOSS, Game art, Hacker culture, Hackerspaces, Hacktivism, Internet activism, Internet of things, Libre graphics, Live coding, Maker culture, Media archives, Media labs, Net art, Neural aesthetics, Open hardware, Software art, VJing, VVVV.
See also Artists' cultures.