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Public.Resource.org == Lots of your government docs

Paul, · Categories: General

Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.org announces a plan to digitize a *lot* (60 Million pages) of your government documents held at the Boston Public Library. The project, with support of Archive.org and the Library, is funded in part by a challenge grant from the Omidyar Network and the Kahle-Austin Foundation fund.

See also John Markoff‘s NYTimes story (here).

(Note: ibiblio.org supports Public.Resource.org’s distributions with our Osprey Bittorrent service)

4 Responses to “Public.Resource.org == Lots of your government docs”

  1. BrianR says:

    It would be great to see local governments do this too.

  2. Paul says:

    Good idea! Why not get started on it? I think that Mark Peters has been trying to do something similar for county commissioners meetings.

  3. Sally says:

    Chapel Hill Town Council is streaming and archiving its meetings. It’s just that you can’t get them on a Mac very easily, or possibly at all.

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