What is Project Gutenberg?

While scanning the news this morning I encountered an article from the Edmonton Sun that mentioned Dr. Greg Newby, one of our faculty here at UAF, and Project Gutenberg. Dr. Newby the Chief Scientist at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center had worked with us a few months back exploring Second Life for visualization of real-world data.

So what is Project Gutenberg?

“Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.”

There are currently over 25,000 books available to read (free) through the project and over 100,000 available through their partners and affiliates. What I didn’t get from that article was an actual link to Project Gutenberg. There is a top 100 list available too if you’re looking for some recomendations.

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