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Also electronic libraries, online libraries.
This section is dedicated to online library initiatives hosting publications in multiple languages.
- Initiatives with dedicated wiki pages
Art and humanities libraries
- Marxists Internet Archive, est. 1990 by Zodiac, online since 1993; hosts the works of Marxist, communist, socialist, and anarchist writers.
- Electronic Poetry Center hosts poetry books and periodicals; also lists contents from Eclipse & Jacket 2 Reissues. Founded in 1994 by Loss Pequeño Glazier and Charles Bernstein at SUNY Buffalo.
- UbuWeb, est. 1996 by Kenneth Goldsmith as a resource for visual, concrete and sound poetry, soon expanded to include historical texts related to avant-garde art and other material.
- Textz.com, est. 2001 by Sebastian Lütgert/ROLUX; hosted theory and fiction in plain text.
- Aaaaarg, est. c2004 by Sean Dockray in the framework of the Public School, originally focused on critical theory, later expanded to include art and the humanities as such.
- Monoskop, est. 2004 by Dušan Barok as a research initiative for documentation of media art, later expanded to art, media and the humanities. Monoskop Log has branched out in 2009.
- Memory of the World, est. c2012 by Marcell Mars to assist universal access to documentary heritage.
- See also
- Digital libraries for the Classics
- "More resources" section at Monoskop Log
- Initiatives featured on the Memory of the World website
General interest libraries
- Library Genesis (LibGen), has multiple interfaces, mirrors and versions   ; based in Russia.
- Library.nu, formerly Ebooksclub and Gigapedia, now closed down.
- Bibliotik, a torrent site for e-books.
- Open Library, an e-book lending library, operated by the Internet Archive.
- Public domain and Creative Commons texts
- Project Gutenberg, est. 1971 by Michael Hart, has over 46k books in plain text, subsequently also converted to other formats. Hosted by ibiblio at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- 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.
- Wikisource, a Wikimedia project started 2003. Contains around .5M texts in wiki form.
- See also
- DIY Book Scanner, a community of people who build their own book scanners.
- Linear Book Scanner, a low-cost open-source page-turning book scanner. Initiated by Dany Qumsiyeh.
- Workshops and conferences
- Libraries, Access to Knowledge, and Self-Learning: From the Library of Alexandria to aaaaarg.org panel at MobilityShifts summit, New York, Oct 2011.
- HAIP 2012: Public Library / Javna knjižnica conference and exhibition, Kiberpipa, Ljubljana, 28-30 Nov 2012. MemoryOfTheWorld.org, Video documentation.
- Hack the biblio! Construir bibliotecas publicas, Calafou, Barcelona, 17-21 Apr 2014.
- Underground e-publishing session within Off the Press: Electronic Publishing in the Arts conference, WORM, Rotterdam, 23 May 2014.
- Public Library: Rethinking the Infrastructures of Knowledge Production conference and exhibition, Württembergsicher Kunstverein (WKV) & Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, 30 Oct-23 Nov 2014. Video documentation.
- AAAARG Library, a site-specific installation, in conjunction with the the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, 2010.
- The Piracy Project by AND Publishing and Andrea Francke, 2011-14. 
- Lawrence Liang, "Shadow Libraries", e-flux 37 (Sep 2012).
- Alessandro Ludovico, "Die dehnbare Bibliothek. Bücherdigitalisierung und daran anknüpfende Kunstprojekte", Springerin 3, Vienna, 2013. (German)
- "The Liquid Library", Eurozine, 26 Aug 2013.
- Marcell Mars, Manar Zarroug, Tomislav Medak, "Public Library (An Essay)", Memory of the World blog, 27 Oct 2014.
- Journal issues and special sections
- Tribuna: Special issue on Open Access: HAIP 2012 addendum, Ljubljana, Dec 2012. (Slovenian)
- New Formations 78: "Materialities of Text: Between the Codex and the Net", London: Lawrence & Wishart, Aug 2013. 
- Survey articles
- Janneke Adema, "Scanners, Collectors and Aggregators. On the ‘Underground Movement’ of (Pirated) Theory Text Sharing", Open Reflections blog, 20 Sep 2009.
- "Publishing In Convergence", -empyre- list discussion moderated by Michael Deiter, Morgan Currie and John Haltiwanger, Jun 2010.
- Jodi Dean, Sean Dockray, Alessandro Ludovico, Pauline van Mourik, Broekman, Nicholas Thoburn and Dmitry Vilensky, "Materialities of Independent Publishing: A Conversation with AAAAARG, Chto Delat?, I Cite, Mute, and Neural", New Formations 78, London: Lawrence & Wishart, Aug 2013, pp 157-178.
- Andre Meister, "E-Book-Piraten im Interview: 'Die Buchverleger machen genau die selben Fehler wie die Musikindustrie'", Netzpolitik.org, 25 Sep 2013. (German)
- "Interviews with E-Book-Pirates: “The book publishing industry is repeating the same mistakes of the music industry”", Netzpolitik.org, 27 Sep 2013.
- Academic writings
- Gary Hall, Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now, University of Minnesota Press, 2008, 301 pp.
- Bodó Balázs, "Libraries in the Post-Scarcity Era", in Copyrighting Creativity: Creative values, Cultural Heritage Institutions and Systems of Intellectual Property, ed. Porsdam, Ashgate, 2015. 
- Joe Karaganis (ed.), Shadow Libraries, (forthcoming).
- Further reading