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*[http://osprey.ibiblio.org/ About Osprey ]
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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."

Radically Dedicated to Open Source, Open Information and Open Access


About ibiblio.org

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.

Five Big Ideas


  1. The Long Tail (Find it in a library) and Read the latest on Chris Anderson's blog
  2. Democratizing Innovation (Find it in a library) or Download of FREE in English or Chinese
  3. Wealth of Networks (Find it in a library) or Download for FREE or Select from various Remixes or Annotate and Extend the Book
  4. Free Culture (Find it in a library) or Download for FREE and Grab a Remix or Translation and Read the latest of Larry Lessig's blog
  5. Small is the New Big (Find it in a library) and Read the latest on Seth Godin's blog

And one idea we need to work on:

  1. Laws of Simplicity (Find it in a library) and Read the latest on John Maeda's blog

Power of Contributors


  1. Craigslist
  2. Wikipedia
  3. YouTube
  4. Red Hat Linux
  5. ibiblio.org



2002 2006
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.

Traffic increase and dramatic cost reduction by innovative networking with NCREN, Cogent and National Lambda Rail


6 Ideas about Digital Archives in Action


Osprey BitTorrent Service in full operation


Lyceum in Beta and in world-wide use


Folkstreams.net gets new IMLS funding


Some of the ibiblio partners

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  • School of Information and Library Science
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Center for the Public Domain
  • IBM
  • Red Hat
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
  • Mandriva
  • Cisco
  • VA Software
  • IMLS
  • NASA
  • NSF
  • NEH
  • NEA
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