The Internet Archive Part 5 - Texts and Education
We've spent the week browsing through the Internet Archive, highlighting the best bits. Today we wrap up by looking at a few final collections of goodies. First up: the Text Archive. The big collection in this archive is Project Gutenberg, which contains over 20,000 books, including The Devil's Dictionary, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and the rather fabulous Alice's Adventures Under Ground: Being a facsimile of the original Ms. book afterwards developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." The Text Archive also contains American Library, Canadian Library, and Children's Library collections.
The Open Educational Resources section contains pointers to material from universities and other institutions. Computer Science students (and enthusiasts) should check out ArsDigita University (based on the MIT curriculum - including a talk by Richard Stallman). The collection also includes MIT OpenCourseWare, which we've mentioned before. Of particular interest to high school students: AP Courses from the Monterey Institute for Technology & Education - theoretically you could take these courses online, then take the AP test on your own! (If you want to view the courses online rather than downloading them, check out HippoCampus for easier navigation.)
Well, it's been quite a week of archive-diving! Do you have pointers to other archives on the web, or favorites in the Internet Archive we haven't discussed?
Our complete coverage of the Internet Archive:
- Part 1 - The Wayback Machine
- Part 2 - Moving Images
- Part 3 - The Prelinger Archive
- Part 4 - Audio Archive
- Part 5 - Texts and Education