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

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 Comments

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

  2. Paul

    12/28/2007 at 6:28 pm

    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. 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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