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[[Image:Textzcom.2020.png|thumb|link=https://textz.com/|258px|[[Textz.com]]<br>Hosts theory and fiction in plain text. Est. 2001 by [[Sebastian Lütgert|Sebastian Lütgert/ROLUX]].<br>[https://textz.com/ Enter]. ]]
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[[Image:Textzcom.2020.png|thumb|link=https://textz.com/|258px|[[Textz.com]]<br>Hosts theory and fiction. Est. 2001 by [[Sebastian Lütgert|Sebastian Lütgert/ROLUX]].<br>[https://textz.com/ Enter]. ]]
 
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* [http://bibliotecha.info/ Bibliotecha], a framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community. It relies on a microcomputer running open-source software to serve books over a local wifi hotspot. Using the browser to connect to the library one can retrieve or donate texts. Bibliotecha proposes an alternative model of distribution of digital texts that allows specific communities to form and share their own collections. Created since 2013 by [[Michaela Lakova]], [[Lucia Dossin]], [[Yoana Buzova]], [[Roelof Roscam Abbing]], [[André Castro]], [[Lídia Pereira]], [[Ana Luísa Moura]], and [[Lasse van den Bosch Christensen]].
 
* [http://bibliotecha.info/ Bibliotecha], a framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community. It relies on a microcomputer running open-source software to serve books over a local wifi hotspot. Using the browser to connect to the library one can retrieve or donate texts. Bibliotecha proposes an alternative model of distribution of digital texts that allows specific communities to form and share their own collections. Created since 2013 by [[Michaela Lakova]], [[Lucia Dossin]], [[Yoana Buzova]], [[Roelof Roscam Abbing]], [[André Castro]], [[Lídia Pereira]], [[Ana Luísa Moura]], and [[Lasse van den Bosch Christensen]].
 
* [http://thepiratebay.worm.org Worm Pirate Bay], a physical library at [[WORM]], Rotterdam, hosting an eclectic collection of avant-garde media, from zines and books to CDs and DVDs. Visitors can burn DVDs, digitise VHS tapes, and copy books and magazines using photocopier.
 
* [http://thepiratebay.worm.org Worm Pirate Bay], a physical library at [[WORM]], Rotterdam, hosting an eclectic collection of avant-garde media, from zines and books to CDs and DVDs. Visitors can burn DVDs, digitise VHS tapes, and copy books and magazines using photocopier.
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* [http://creatingcommons.zhdk.ch/ Creating Commons], research project exploring interstitial practices which open the space between art and commons, Jan 2017-Jan 2020. Conducted by [[Felix Stalder]], [[Cornelia Sollfrank]] and [[Shusha Niederberger]]. Based at the Institute for Contemporary Art Research, Zurich University of the Arts. In cooperation with HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel).
 
* [http://syllabus.pirate.care/ Pirate Care, a syllabus], a research process - primarily based in the transnational European space - that maps the increasingly present forms of activism at the intersection of “care” and “piracy”.
 
* [http://syllabus.pirate.care/ Pirate Care, a syllabus], a research process - primarily based in the transnational European space - that maps the increasingly present forms of activism at the intersection of “care” and “piracy”.
  
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* Davide Giorgetta and Valerio Nicoletti's interviews with [[Media:Barok_Giorgetta_Nicoletti_2015_Monoskop_Interview_EN_IT.pdf{{!}}Dušan Barok]], [http://networkcultures.org/geert/2015/04/17/conversation-on-digital-archiving-practices/ Geert Lovink], [http://openreflections.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/a-conversation-on-digital-archiving-practices/ Janneke Adema], [http://misterwarwick.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/conversation-on-digital-archiving-practice-june-2015/ Henry Warwick], 2015. {{en}}
 
* Davide Giorgetta and Valerio Nicoletti's interviews with [[Media:Barok_Giorgetta_Nicoletti_2015_Monoskop_Interview_EN_IT.pdf{{!}}Dušan Barok]], [http://networkcultures.org/geert/2015/04/17/conversation-on-digital-archiving-practices/ Geert Lovink], [http://openreflections.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/a-conversation-on-digital-archiving-practices/ Janneke Adema], [http://misterwarwick.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/conversation-on-digital-archiving-practice-june-2015/ Henry Warwick], 2015. {{en}}
 
* ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=20162 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. {{en}}
 
* ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=20162 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. {{en}}
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* ''[[Media:The_Library_Is_Open_2019.pdf{{!}}The Library Is Open]]'', Rotterdam: Piet Zwart Institute (XPUB Special Issue 09), Jul 2019, 92 pp. [https://issue.xpub.nl/09/ Website]. {{en}}
  
 
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* ''[https://monoskop.org/reader/ Inverse Reader]'', ed. Dušan Barok, Monoskop, 2019ff. A collection of 64 texts, talks and conversations about shadow, independent and artists’ digital libraries. [http://creatingcommons.zhdk.ch/reader-on-shadow-artistic-independent-autonomous-digital-libraries/] {{en}}
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* ''[https://issue.xpub.nl/03/ Interfacing the Law]'', Rotterdam: Piet Zwart Institute (XPUB Special Issue 3), Jun 2017. {{en}}
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* ''[https://issue.xpub.nl/06/ Interfacing the Law]'', Rotterdam: Piet Zwart Institute (XPUB Special Issue 06), Jun 2018. {{en}}
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* ''[https://monoskop.org/reader/ Inverse Reader]'', ed. Dušan Barok, Monoskop, Sep 2019ff. A collection of 64 texts, talks and conversations about shadow, independent and artists’ digital libraries. [http://creatingcommons.zhdk.ch/reader-on-shadow-artistic-independent-autonomous-digital-libraries/] {{en}}
  
 
===Essays, talks, statements, interviews===
 
===Essays, talks, statements, interviews===
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* Alessandro Ludovico, [https://www.eurozine.com/die-dehnbare-bibliothek/ "Die dehnbare Bibliothek. Bücherdigitalisierung und daran anknüpfende Kunstprojekte"], ''Springerin'' 3, Vienna, Aug 2013. {{de}}
 
* Alessandro Ludovico, [https://www.eurozine.com/die-dehnbare-bibliothek/ "Die dehnbare Bibliothek. Bücherdigitalisierung und daran anknüpfende Kunstprojekte"], ''Springerin'' 3, Vienna, Aug 2013. {{de}}
 
** [https://www.eurozine.com/the-liquid-library/ "The Liquid Library"], ''Eurozine'', 26 Aug 2013. {{en}}
 
** [https://www.eurozine.com/the-liquid-library/ "The Liquid Library"], ''Eurozine'', 26 Aug 2013. {{en}}
* Aideen Doran, [[Media:Doran_Aideen_2014_Free_Libraries_for_Every_Soul_Dreaming_of_the_Online_Library.pdf|"Free Libraries for Every Soul: Dreaming of the Online Library"]], ''The Bear'', Mar 2014. [https://thebear-review.com/#!free-libraries-for-every-soul/c153g] {{en}}
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* Aideen Doran, [[Media:Doran_Aideen_2014_Free_Libraries_for_Every_Soul_Dreaming_of_the_Online_Library.pdf{{!}}"Free Libraries for Every Soul: Dreaming of the Online Library"]], ''The Bear'', Mar 2014. [https://thebear-review.com/#!free-libraries-for-every-soul/c153g] {{en}}
 
* Dušan Barok, [[Media:Barok_2014_Techniques_of_Publishing.pdf{{!}}"Techniques of Publishing"]], ''Information Between Commodity and Community'' seminar, Prague, May 2014. On the reciprocity between electronic publishing and scholarly research today. {{en}}
 
* Dušan Barok, [[Media:Barok_2014_Techniques_of_Publishing.pdf{{!}}"Techniques of Publishing"]], ''Information Between Commodity and Community'' seminar, Prague, May 2014. On the reciprocity between electronic publishing and scholarly research today. {{en}}
 
* Dušan Barok, [[Talks/Communing_Texts{{!}}"Communing Texts"]], ''Off the Press'' conference, WORM, Rotterdam, May 2014. On the relevance of plain text in publishing; a proposal for discursive entanglement of scholarly references and hyperlinks. {{en}}
 
* Dušan Barok, [[Talks/Communing_Texts{{!}}"Communing Texts"]], ''Off the Press'' conference, WORM, Rotterdam, May 2014. On the relevance of plain text in publishing; a proposal for discursive entanglement of scholarly references and hyperlinks. {{en}}
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* Valeria Graziano, Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, [[Media:Graziano_Mars_Medak_2019_Learning_from_Syllabus.pdf{{!}}"Learning from #Syllabus"]], in ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=21020 State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art]'', eds. Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, and Inte Gloerich, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2019, pp 115-128. {{en}}
 
* Valeria Graziano, Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, [[Media:Graziano_Mars_Medak_2019_Learning_from_Syllabus.pdf{{!}}"Learning from #Syllabus"]], in ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=21020 State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art]'', eds. Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, and Inte Gloerich, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2019, pp 115-128. {{en}}
 
* Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, [http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/against-innovation-compromised-institutional-agency-and-acts-custodianship "Against Innovation: Compromised Institutional Agency and Acts of Custodianship"], ''Ephemera'' 19(2): "Repair Matters", May 2019, pp 345-368, [[Media:Mars Marcell Medak Tomislav 2019 Against Innovation Compromised Institutional Agency and Acts of Custodianship.pdf{{!}}PDF]]. {{en}}
 
* Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, [http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/against-innovation-compromised-institutional-agency-and-acts-custodianship "Against Innovation: Compromised Institutional Agency and Acts of Custodianship"], ''Ephemera'' 19(2): "Repair Matters", May 2019, pp 345-368, [[Media:Mars Marcell Medak Tomislav 2019 Against Innovation Compromised Institutional Agency and Acts of Custodianship.pdf{{!}}PDF]]. {{en}}
* Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, [https://monoskop.org/images/0/08/Lison_Andrew_Mars_Marcell_Medak_Tomislav_Prelinger_Rick_Archives_2019.pdf#page=73 "System of a Takedown: Control and De-commodification in the Circuits of Academic Publishing"], in Andrew Lison, et al., ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=21413 Archives]'', Lüneburg: meson.press, and University of Minnesota Press, pp 47-68. {{en}}
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* XPUB, Interviews with [https://monoskop.org/images/4/4c/The_Library_Is_Open_2019.pdf#page=28 Marcell Mars], [https://monoskop.org/images/4/4c/The_Library_Is_Open_2019.pdf#page=46 Dubravka Sekulić], and [https://monoskop.org/images/4/4c/The_Library_Is_Open_2019.pdf#page=70 Dušan Barok], in ''[[Media:The_Library_Is_Open_2019.pdf{{!}}The Library Is Open]]'', Rotterdam: Piet Zwart Institute (XPUB Special Issue 09), Jul 2019. [https://issue.xpub.nl/09/ Website]. {{en}}
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* Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, [https://monoskop.org/images/0/08/Lison_Andrew_Mars_Marcell_Medak_Tomislav_Prelinger_Rick_Archives_2019.pdf#page=73 "System of a Takedown: Control and De-commodification in the Circuits of Academic Publishing"], in Andrew Lison, et al., ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=21413 Archives]'', Lüneburg: meson.press, and University of Minnesota Press, Aug 2019, pp 47-68. {{en}}
 
* Cornelia Sollfrank, Shusha Niederberger, Kevin Rittberger, Felix Stalder, [https://springerin.at/2019/4/ ''Springerin'' 4: "Netzteil"], Vienna, Oct 2019. {{de}}
 
* Cornelia Sollfrank, Shusha Niederberger, Kevin Rittberger, Felix Stalder, [https://springerin.at/2019/4/ ''Springerin'' 4: "Netzteil"], Vienna, Oct 2019. {{de}}
 
* Cornelia Sollfrank, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om9ejoqKYqQ "Learning from Shadow Libraries"], lecture, video, Nov 2019, 70 min. {{en}}
 
* Cornelia Sollfrank, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om9ejoqKYqQ "Learning from Shadow Libraries"], lecture, video, Nov 2019, 70 min. {{en}}
* Kenneth Goldsmith, ''Duchamp Is My Lawyer: The Polemics, Pragmatics, and Poetics of UbuWeb'', Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2020, 256 pp. [http://cup.columbia.edu/book/duchamp-is-my-lawyer/9780231186957]
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* Valeria Graziano, Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, [https://kunsthallewien.at/en/pirate-care-gegen-die-krise/ "Against the Crisis"], in ''of bread, wine, cars, security and peace'', Vienna: Kunsthalle Wien, Mar 2020. {{en}}
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** [https://kunsthallewien.at/pirate-care-gegen-die-krise/ "Gegen die Krise"], in ''of bread, wine, cars, security and peace'', Vienna: Kunsthalle Wien, Mar 2020. {{de}}
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* Miljenka Buljević, [https://booksa.hr/kolumne/intervju/svijet-takozvanog-drustva-znanja-svijet-je-nejednakosti "'Svijet takozvanog društva znanja svijet je nejednakosti'"], ''Booksa.hr'', Zagreb, 13 Apr 2020. {{cr}}
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* Valeria Graziano, Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, [https://www.artforum.com/slant/valeria-graziano-marcell-mars-and-tomlsav-medak-on-the-care-crisis-83037 "Pirate Care"], ''Artforum.com'', 11 May 2020.
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* Kenneth Goldsmith, ''Duchamp Is My Lawyer: The Polemics, Pragmatics, and Poetics of UbuWeb'', Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2020, 256 pp. [http://cup.columbia.edu/book/duchamp-is-my-lawyer/9780231186957] {{en}}
  
 
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* Cassius Adair, Lisa Nakamura, [https://lnakamur.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/american-literature-2017-adair-255-78.pdf "The Digital Afterlives of This Bridge Called My Back: Woman of Color Feminism, Digital Labor, and Networked Pedagogy"], ''American Literature'' 89:2, Jun 2017, pp 255-278. [https://monoskop.org/log/?p=15453]
 
* Cassius Adair, Lisa Nakamura, [https://lnakamur.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/american-literature-2017-adair-255-78.pdf "The Digital Afterlives of This Bridge Called My Back: Woman of Color Feminism, Digital Labor, and Networked Pedagogy"], ''American Literature'' 89:2, Jun 2017, pp 255-278. [https://monoskop.org/log/?p=15453]
 
* Albert N. Greco, [http://sci-hub.tw/10.1007/s12109-017-9522-7 "The Kirtsaeng and SCI-HUB Cases: The Major U.S. Copyright Cases in the Twenty-First Century"], ''Publishing Research Quarterly'' 33:3, Sep 2017, pp 238-253.
 
* Albert N. Greco, [http://sci-hub.tw/10.1007/s12109-017-9522-7 "The Kirtsaeng and SCI-HUB Cases: The Major U.S. Copyright Cases in the Twenty-First Century"], ''Publishing Research Quarterly'' 33:3, Sep 2017, pp 238-253.
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* Alessandro Ludovico, [https://monoskop.org/images/c/ca/ISEA_Proceedings_2017.pdf#page=513 "Temporary and Distributed Libraries, Breaking Boundaries, Creating New Resources"], in ''ISEA 2017 Manizales Bio-Creation and Peace: Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Electronic Arts'', eds. Julián Jaramillo Arango, et al., Manizales: Universidad de Caldas, and ISEA International, 2017, pp 511-514.
 
* Daniel S Himmelstein, Ariel Rodriguez Romero, Jacob G Levernier, Thomas Anthony Munro, Stephen Reid McLaughlin, Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Casey S Greene, [https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.32822 "Research: Sci-Hub provides access to nearly all scholarly literature"], ''eLife'', 9 Feb 2018.
 
* Daniel S Himmelstein, Ariel Rodriguez Romero, Jacob G Levernier, Thomas Anthony Munro, Stephen Reid McLaughlin, Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Casey S Greene, [https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.32822 "Research: Sci-Hub provides access to nearly all scholarly literature"], ''eLife'', 9 Feb 2018.
 
* Joe Karaganis (ed.), ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=20075 Shadow Libraries: Access to Educational Materials in Global Higher Education]'', MIT Press, 2018, 313 pp. Contributors: Balázs Bodó, Laura Czerniewicz, Miroslaw Filiciak, Mariana Fossatti, Jorge Gemetto, Eve Gray, Evelin Heidel, Joe Karaganis, Lawrence Liang, Pedro Mizukami, Jhessica Reia, Alek Tarkowski.
 
* Joe Karaganis (ed.), ''[https://monoskop.org/log/?p=20075 Shadow Libraries: Access to Educational Materials in Global Higher Education]'', MIT Press, 2018, 313 pp. Contributors: Balázs Bodó, Laura Czerniewicz, Miroslaw Filiciak, Mariana Fossatti, Jorge Gemetto, Eve Gray, Evelin Heidel, Joe Karaganis, Lawrence Liang, Pedro Mizukami, Jhessica Reia, Alek Tarkowski.
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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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* Sarah Müller, ''[[Media:Mueller_Sarah Schattenbibliotheken Auswirkungen auf Forschung und Bibliotheken am Beispiel von Sci-Hub 2019.pdf{{!}}Schattenbibliotheken - Auswirkungen auf Forschung und Bibliotheken am Beispiel von Sci-Hub]]'', Cologne: Technische Hochschule Köln, Jul 2019, 71 pp. Bachelor thesis. [https://publiscologne.th-koeln.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/1411] {{de}}
 
* 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]
 
* 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]
* Abigail De Kosnik, [[Media:De Kosnik Abigail 2019 Piracy Is the Future of Culture Speculating about Media Preservation after Collapse.pdf|"Piracy Is the Future of Culture: Speculating about Media Preservation after Collapse"]], ''Third Text'', Nov 2019.
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* Abigail De Kosnik, [[Media:De Kosnik Abigail 2019 Piracy Is the Future of Culture Speculating about Media Preservation after Collapse.pdf{{!}}"Piracy Is the Future of Culture: Speculating about Media Preservation after Collapse"]], ''Third Text'', Nov 2019.
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* Roberto Cruz Arzabal, [https://monoskop.org/images/b/b0/Angel_Reyes_Johanna_C_Buj_Joseba_coord_Exclusion_y_deriva_Dinamicas_fronterizas_de_la_digitalidad_2020.pdf#page=163 "La piratería como forma imposible: circulación y estratificación de la teoría contemporánea"], in ''Exclusión y deriva: dinámicas fronterizas de la digitalidad'', eds. Johanna C. Ángel Reyes and Joseba Buj, Mexico City: Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México, Jan 2020, pp 163-186. {{es}}
 
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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.
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Textz.com
Hosts theory and fiction. Est. 2001 by Sebastian Lütgert/ROLUX.
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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.
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UbuWeb
Started as a resource for visual and sound poetry, soon expanded to the historical and contemporary avant-garde. Est. 1996 by Kenneth Goldsmith.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Library Stack
Database initiative for digital objects and publications. Est. 2015 by Erik Wysocan and Benjamin Tiven.
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Library Genesis
A host to 3 million books. Est. 2008.
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Uberty
A resource of documents and media related to New Rationalism, Accelerationism, and other recent theory and philosophy. Est. 2015.
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Fragen
Digital library of key texts of second wave of feminism in Europe. CC BY-NC-ND. Maintained by Atria, Amsterdam. Created 2006-2011.
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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).
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Arts, humanities and social sciences[edit]

Libraries[edit]

See above

See also

Conferences, workshops, exhibitions

Interventions and research

Scanning

Literature, resources

Collections

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)
  • The Library Is Open, Rotterdam: Piet Zwart Institute (XPUB Special Issue 09), Jul 2019, 92 pp. Website. (English)
Online
  • Interfacing the Law, Rotterdam: Piet Zwart Institute (XPUB Special Issue 3), Jun 2017. (English)
  • Interfacing the Law, Rotterdam: Piet Zwart Institute (XPUB Special Issue 06), Jun 2018. (English)
  • Inverse Reader, ed. Dušan Barok, Monoskop, Sep 2019ff. A collection of 64 texts, talks and conversations about shadow, independent and artists’ digital libraries. [11] (English)

Essays, talks, statements, interviews

Journal issues and special sections

Discussions

Academic research and writing

  • 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

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.