Archive for November 15th, 2007

What: Open Content Alliance: 2007 Meeting Report
Who: Don Sizemore
When: Friday Nov 16 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Manning Hall, room 208

“What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book – a key part of our planet’s cultural legacy.”[1]

In 2005 a small group met at the Internet Archive offices to establish The Open Content Alliance (OCA), a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that will help build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content.[2]

Kirill Fesenko, Richard Szary, Simon Spero, and Donald Sizemore represented UNC at this year’s meeting. Discussion topics included updates on the OCA’s Scan on Demand, Print on Demand, and Open Library initiatives, over recurring themes of Open Standards and Open Access.

The OCA was recently in the New York Times for adhering to its open principles:

[1] The Open Library:
[2] The Open Content Alliance:
[3] The Open Library CardCataWiki:

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