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Amazon Partners With The Library of Congress

Amazon’s CreateSpace has formed a partnership with The Library of Congress to make at least 50,000 public books available through Amazon.com.

The Library of Congress has also come to an agreement with Amazon Europe to make thousands of books in the public domain available in France and Germany using print on-demand technology. The library will give CreateSpace and Amazon Europe’s print on-demand business digital copies of scanned public domain books in their collections to be manufactured on-demand.

Back in February, The Library of Congress partnered with The British Library to bring about 65,000 public domain titles into its collection.

In June, Google struck a 30 million euro deal with Austria’s national library Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek (ONB) to digitize 400,000 copyright-free books from its collection.

Library Of Congress Archiving All Tweets

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Library Of CongressThe U.S. Library of Congress announced earlier today that they would be acquiring the entire archive of tweets from Twitter. Not surprisingly, the announcement was accompanied by a tweet whose viral retweeting might explain why their blog is down at the time of this writing.
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