[SIGCIS-Members] New Publication: The Early Development of Project Gutenberg, c.1970-2000

Meyer, Peter - BLS Meyer.Peter at bls.gov
Fri Jun 16 06:15:31 PDT 2023

This is marvelous!  Thank you very much.

I'm interested in the issues of copyright and the public domain which will hopefully help me work on Wikipedia history.
Peter B. Meyer, Research economist, Office of Productivity and Technology, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
(and Wikimedia DC)

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I'm pleased to let you know that my latest book, The Early Development of Project Gutenberg, c.1970-2000, has been published as part of the Cambridge Elements in Publishing and Book Culture series: https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/early-development-of-project-gutenberg-c19702000/E5491FB496C9AD6C65DB163AFC642A0F Cambridge University Press will provide free access to the Element through that link until June 29th.

In the book I re-examine the established narrative of Project Gutenberg's development beyond the often-hagiographic focus on Michael Hart's role as the founder, instead focusing on how the Project was a team effort that required legal and technical expertise to grow. While I mainly focus on the history of digital publishing and digitization, I tie this together with research from the history of computing and the emergence of the Internet which should be of interest to SIGCIS members.

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