MIT press and The Internet Archive agree to digitize books

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Friends:
 
Below is a link to, and excerpt from, a story about a collaboration between MIT press and the Internet Archive to make part of MIT's backlist available in digital form.  The story appeared in the Library Journal earlier this summer.  H-Bibl alerted me to this story.
 
Margaret
 
 
 
"MIT Press, Internet Archive Collaborate to Digitize Titles" By Lisa Peet for the Library Journal on June 22, 2017

"MIT Press has joined forces with the Internet Archive (IA) to scan, preserve, and enable lending of hundreds of the press’s books that are currently unavailable in digital form. With support from British funding agency Arcadia, IA will scan a selection of MIT Press’s backlist titles, which will then be available for any library that owns a physical copy of each book to lend or make openly available, and will also be accessible through IA’s archive.org.

This is the first step in IA’s plans to digitize and offer public access to four million books through similar partnerships with university presses and other publishers."

http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2017/06/academic-libraries/mit-press-internet-archive-collabo...