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Wednesday, October 17 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Internet Library: with structured data it's much more than reading

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Wolne Lektury is a free online library created with functionalities for readers and rich experience in mind. All the texts are adequately edited - annotated with footnotes and motifs - and are available in several formats - HTML , TXT , PDF, EPUB, MOBI, thanks to fully automated export from source XML. It must be noted, that automatically generated PDF for printing are of excellent quality and easily customizable by the user.

The Wolne Lektury library is available also through digital applications for Android and iOS systems.

Good news is, that all software was made available under AGPL license, so everyone may take advantage of this technology and easily run similar library. Software is easily adaptable to different needs, and may be used in all aplications which require easy export to different e-book formats.

Currently Wolne Lektury archives 1722 books (in polish), including readings recommended by the Ministry of National Education which have already fallen in the public domain. The library also contains a few hundred audiobooks read by famous actors like: Danuta Stenka, Jan Peszek or Andrzej Chyra. The audiobooks can be used in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis formats. They are also available in DAISY format suiting the needs of people with poor vision, the blind, and those having reading difficulties.

You are allowed to browse, listen to, and download all the items in Wolne Lektury, as well as share and cite them, entirely free of charge.

Wolne Lektury is a pro bono project developed by the Modern Poland Foundation in cooperation with Polish libraries – the National Library, the Library of Silesia and the Library of Elbląg, under the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Assocciation of Polish Writers auspices.

The majority of books in the library are free of copyright and are in the public domain, which means that they can be freely published and redistributed. If a piece of work is given additional materials (footnotes, literary motifs, etc.), which are copyrighted, these materials are made publicly available under the licence Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike. We also publish several texts dedicated to the public domain by their authors or copyright owners under the licence Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike.

Wednesday October 17, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
C680 - HSBC Hall

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