iBiblio

By Deane Barker on November 16, 2003

Where Sharing Isn’t a Dirty Word: Great little article about the magic of iBiblio, where I admit to finding more than one Sherlock Holmes novel.

Ibiblio’s staff and contributors rescue documents, videos, audio and image files from dusty archives or attics where few could view them and put them on the Web, where anyone with an Internet connection can retrieve the information.

The library also gives Web space to those who can’t host their own sites due to political or financial considerations.

Housed on a couple of racks of thin-client servers tucked into a corner of the University of North Carolina’s huge computer room, ibiblio averages about 3 million information requests per day, and the contributor-maintained collections are expanding daily.

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