October 22, 2009 11:41:19am
A Future for Books: BookServer launch event
The Internet Archive launched BookServer to a group of 500 in San Francisco.
The BookServer is a new distributed lending and vending system for books on the Internet. We will demonstrate a live system where:
Publishers and booksellers are selling digital books on their own terms,
Libraries loaning digital out-of-print books to their patrons,
Readers finding and reading the books they love on
Reading devices of their choice.
A group of companies and libraries demonstrated this open system for the first time.
Here is a an independent post
about the proceedings.
This post was modified by brewster on 2009-10-22 18:41:19