MIT Press teams with Internet Archive and Arcadia to provide access to hundreds of backlist titles | MIT News
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"The MIT Press and the Internet Archive have announced a partnership, with support from Arcadia, to scan, preserve, and enable libraries to lend hundreds of MIT Press books that are currently not available digitally. This partnership represents an important advance in bringing acclaimed titles across the MIT Press’ publications in science, technology, art, and architecture to a global online audience.
The joint initiative is a crucial early step in Internet Archive’s ambitious plans to digitize and provide public access to 4 million books, by partnering widely with university presses and other publishers to source print works, and enable readers to borrow the digital versions from any library that owns the physical book, as well as from archive.org."