20,000+ Books Digitized

Nov 16, 2009

The Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a member of the Open Content Alliance, has just surpassed the digitization of 20,000 books from its collection.  Visit the Internet Archive to access books on Illinois history, culture and natural resources; U.S. railroad history; rural studies and agriculture; works in translation; as well as extensive collections of 19th century "triple-decker" novels and emblem books written between 1540 and 1800.

The Library is also a contributing member of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and, in collaboration with the Chicago Field Museum, is scanning and contributing to the Internet Archive all publications in the Museum's Fieldiana series. Fieldiana is a peer-reviewed monographic series published by the Field Museum of Natural History.

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