July 12, 2010
The Internet Archive's Open Library Integrates Digital Lending
Borrowing options for ebook lending available at The Open Library:
- Borrowing ebooks through OverDrive – an ebook through your local library . We have worked with the team at OverDrive to import about 70,000 new ebook editions into Open Library. All loans via OverDrive are managed through the OverDrive system. Once you click on borrow for these titles, you’ll need to tell OverDrive where you are so it can find your local library.
- Borrowing Scanned Books through participating libraries - an ebook to you, anywhere in the world. Three long-time Internet Archive library partners are now offering scanned books from their collections for loan through Open Library. Boston Public Library, the Biblioteca Ludwig von Mises at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, the Marine Biological Laboratory in Wood’s Hole as well as the Internet Archive itself are proud to make around 200 titles available for loan as ebooks through Open Library.
Source: The Open Library Blog's Small Moves: Open Library Integrates Digital Lending . See The Open Library's FAQ for details and the Internet Archive's announcement. Hat tip to Digital Koans. [JH]