TVHow would you like to be able to search a news archive for all the major news networks (and some smaller ones) at once? Now you can. Try out the Internet Archive TV News. Streaming Video (or, it says, you can “borrow” via DVD, but I haven’t explored that) results for keyword searches. It was originally set up for the 2012 U.S. presidential election, but they now describe themselves:

The Internet Archive works to preserve the published works of human kind. Inspired by Vanderbilt University’s Television News Archive project, the Internet Archive collects and preserves television news. Like library collections of books and newspapers, this accessible archive of TV news enables anyone to reference and compare statements from this influential medium.

The collection now contains 350,000 news programs collected over 3 years from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The archive is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired. Older materials are also being added.” –Internet Archive TV News (21 Feb., 2013)

World eBook Fair: July 4th to August 4th 2011. Download Your Selections from (6,500,000+ PDF eBooks) Six Million eBooks Titles.

So says the World eBook Fair website. They also say…

The collections include light and heavy reading materials, more reference books, scientific items, etc., and about 50,000 music entries in addition to the 12,000 that debuted last year. Please note that The Internet Archive and Project Gutenberg are also presenting a number of items in other media; music, movies and artwork, even dance choreography, are included.

As the format is .pdf, downloading and reading should be fairly simple as long as you have a .pdf reader, like Adobe.

After August 4th. a private membership fee is required if you want to continue downloading ebooks from World Public Library. UBC Library does not subscribe to World Public Library, but we do have ongoing access to Project Gutenberg and Internet Archive ebooks.

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