Library Genesis
2015-05-27 by librarian
Collection Title:Library Genesis
Creator:Unknown hackers
Abstract:Library Genesis is an online repository with over a million of user-contributed books and is the first project in history to offer everyone on the Internet free download of its entire book collection (as of this writing, about 15 Tb of data), together with the all metadata and code for webpages. The most popular earlier repositories, such as Gigapedia (later, handled their upload and maintenance costs by selling advertising space to the pornographic and gambling industries. Legal action was initiated against them, and they were closed. News of the termination of Gigapedia/ strongly resonated in academic and book lovers’ circles and was even noted in the mainstream Internet media, just like other major world events. The decision by Library Genesis to share its resources has resulted in a network of identical sites (so-called mirrors) through the development of an entire range of Net services of metadata exchange and catalog maintenance, thus ensuring an exceptionally resistant survival architecture.
Acquisition Information:n/a
Conditions Governing Access:Freely available online
Biographical/Historical Information:n/a
Subjects:repository, user-contributed collection, openness as robustness
tags: repertorium