OCLC talk for May 2007
ibiblio.org is the Public's Library and Digital Archive
"We help people who want to share information freely and legally"
"We are now enjoying our 15th year of service to the Net."
What I said in 1992
Archives look for interesting collections; we look for interesting people creating interesting collections in interesting ways. We collect the collectors and empower them.
What I said in 2001
Open (source)ing the doors for contributor-run digital libraries Communications of the ACM. Volume 44, Issue 5 (May 2001). Pages: 45 - 46.
By adopting not only the open-source tools, but also the open-source philosophy encouraging community interaction and contributor involvement, digital libraries can open new horizons to new communities as well as greatly improve traditional services.
|800 Collections||1600+ Collections|
|3 million ftp+www/day||15+ million ftp+www/day*|
|1 terabyte of data||8 terabytes of data|
|1 large server, 2 peripherals||22 www/vhosts|
|2 database servers||5 database servers|
|4 radio stations||7 radio stations|
|0 open-source projects||2 open-source projects|
- On December 12, 2006 -- Edvard Munch's birthday -- the Google logo link placed ibiblio's WebMuseum as the top Munch resource. That day we handled over 24 million requests in 24 hours! A great testimony to our server architecture and our great new hosting facilities at NCREN.
- Alexa shows ibiblio's daily reach as well over 400 per million people and often over 500 per million in the past year. Compare this to the "reach" of all UNC.edu sites combined as between 300 and not over 400 per million in the past 6 months.
Traffic increase and dramatic cost reduction by innovative networking with NCREN, Cogent and National Lambda Rail
Osprey BitTorrent Service in full operation
Lyceum in Beta and in world-wide use