WHEN we are asked to specify the debt which civilization owes to the
Greeks, their achievements in literature and art naturally occur to us first of
all. But a truer answer may be that our deepest gratitude is due to them
as the originators of liberty of thought and discussion. For this
freedom of spirit was not only the condition of their speculations in
philosophy, their progress in science, their experiments in political
institutions; it was also a condition of their literary and artistic
Happy birthday to us! We don't get many opportunities to pat ourselves on the back, so we like to take a little trip down memory lane once a year to jog our own memories and remind everybody of what the internet was like back in 1992. Our celebration has been extra special because our friends at Folkstreams.net have been awarded a new grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
- VideoBloggers-A vlogosphere content aggregator and a participating project of the Open Vlog Consortium which offers free video hosting and blog publishing.
- Neoherbal-A website highlighting medicinal, culinary and aromatic herbs.
- Carolina Soul-The online home for discographies of 45-rpm soul recordings made in the Carolinas in the 1960s through 1980s.
- Guide to Japanese grammar-A guide to learning Japanese grammar licensed under the Creative Commons License.
- Groklaw-Groklaw is an open source legal research project maintained by Pamela Jones, a paralegal who tracks the SCO vs. IBM litigation. The site investigates SCO's litigations against IBM and Linux and provides legal research and which helps to clear the cloud of misinformation and confusion surrounding the case. The site contains commentary and links to all relevant court and SEC filings.
- A Box in My Mind: Deciphering the Enigma of Peru-A multimedia project on Peru and recipient of the John Hope Franklin Award.
- -The Poetry Project The mission of the Poetry Project is to compile biographical information on the most important contemporary poets in the world.
- Khawa Karpo-Tibet Culture Centre-Khawa Karpo Tibet Culture Centre (KTC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 by a group of Tibetans. It is home to the Tibet Express- a leading Tibetian fornightly newspaper.
- World Music Central-An interactive site dedicated to music of the world in all its forms.
- The Internet Encyclopedia-A project to create a universal open content encyclopedia written in American English.
- The Common Sense Foundation-The Common Sense Foundation is a North Carolina non-partisan public policy organization with the primary goal of ensuring that state government and the political process attend to the interrelated economic, political, social, and cultural needs of those who are systematically denied access to power.
- Librarian.net-An informational site hosted by the editor of Revolting Librarians Redux.
- The Open Source Cookbook-Recipes by (and for) the Linux geek in you.
- North Carolina Independent Media Center-The NC-IMC is an non-corporate, anti-authoritarian collective of North Carolina independent media makers and media outlets, and serves as the local organizing unit of the global Indymedia network.
- Etree.org-A jamband-oriented community network which facilitates the trading of audio files and musical information.
- Fela Kuti-An excellent multimedia site dedicated to the late Nigerian composer and activist.
- Excavating Occaneechi Town: Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century Indian Village-An attempt to recreate the complexity of an archeological dig on the web.
- Open Book Project-Encourages and coordinates collaboration among students and teachers for the development of high quality, freely distributable textbooks and educational materials on a wide range of topics, including electrical circuitry and computer science.
- Online Burma Library-Classified and annotated links
to more than 5000 full text documents on Burma/Myanmar.
- Degree Confluence-An excellent example of distributed knowledge sharing. The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location.
- metaLab becomes ibiblio
- Goldband Records-This is a multi-format collection of materials from the Goldband Recording Corporation, maintained by the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Shree Ram Sharnam -One of the best examples of the sites hosted by ibiblio
dealing with spiritual issues.
- HyperWar-A collection of military history primarily related to the Second World War, but also including American history of the 17th thru 21st centuries.
- Roger McGuinn's FolkDen-One of the most respected figures in rock history, Mr. McGuinn offers up a new interpretation of a classic folk song once a month, with the archive of material approaching 100 songs.
- Documenting the American South-DAS is one of the most significant electronic collections of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. It is sponsored by the Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Cafe au Lait -Noted author Elliotte Rusty Harold maintains this richly informative Java site, as well as another site devoted to XML.
- WebMuseum-A virtual art museum. Still one of our most popular collections!
- Dr Fun-Doctor Fun first appeared on the Internet in 1993, and has the distinction of being the first web cartoon.
- Virtual Shtetl-Jewish language, education and cultural resources, online since 1994.
- WXYC-The highly acclaimed University of North Carolina radio station was the first in the world to offer a live Internet
simulcast of an on-air signal when they did it on November
7, 1994. You can still hear them stream here at ibiblio.
- The Clinton White House Archives-One of the more significant collections from an extensive archive
of United States political materials from the Clinton era.
- Expo-An early cross-disciplinary online exhibit featuring information
gathered from the Library of C ongress, including sections
dedicated to the the Vatican, Soviet Archives, paleontology,
the Dead Sea Scrolls and more.