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ibiblio (formerly SunSITE and MetaLab) is a "collection of collections", and hosts a diverse range of publicly available information and open source software. Image File history File links Ibiblio_logo. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ...

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ibiblio

Ibiblio is one of the oldest WWW Internet websites and a large conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. As a "Internet librarianship", ibiblio is a digital library and archive project. It is run jointly by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for the Public Domain. It also offers streaming audio radio stations. In November 1994 it started the first internet radio stream by rebroadcasting WXYC, the UNC student-run radio station. It also takes credit for the first non-commercial IPv6 / Internet2 radio stream. Unless otherwise specified, all material on ibiblio is assumed to be in the public domain. A digital library is a library in which a significant proportion of the resources are available in machine-readable format (as opposed to print or microform), accessible by means of computers. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Streaming media is media that is consumed (read, heard, viewed) while it is being delivered. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... WXYC is the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


History

In 1992, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill developed SunSITE, which was to be an archive and an information sharing project for the public. It was funded by grants from Sun Microsystems, and thus the name. The relationship with Sun came to an end (an amicable one, according to the ibiblio FAQ. The change in name was for a "vendor-neutral name that expressed what our project has evolved into over the years"[1]) and the name was changed to MetaLab. It collaborated with various sources, including academic institutions, corporate businesses, and information technology entreprenuers. In September 2000, MetaLab began to collaborate with the Center for the Public Domain; the name was changed to ibiblio to reflect the goal of being "the public's library and digital archive". 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ... Academic institution is an educational institution dedicated to higher education and research, which grants academic degrees. ... Historically, the term business referred to activities or interests. ... An entrepreneur is, in its most general sense, a person who creates or starts a new project, opportunity, or venture. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


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Lists

This is a list of projects related to digital libraries. ... This is a list of open-content projects, in alphabetical order: Aozora Bunko - free digital Japanese books Asian Open Source Centre [1] - contains an open content GFDL wiki on open source [2] The Assayer - catalogs free-information books and accepts user-submitted reviews Authorama Public Domain Books - XHTML+CSS public... This is a list of websites that are famous, notable, or extremely popular. ...

References

  1.   ibiblio FAQ, "Why did you change names from SunSite to MetaLab? Why did you change the name from MetaLab to ibiblio?". Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.

External links

  • ibiblio website

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Ibiblio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (340 words)
Ibiblio is one of the oldest WWW Internet websites and a large conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.
Unless otherwise specified, all material on ibiblio is assumed to be in the public domain.
In September 2000, MetaLab began to collaborate with the Center for the Public Domain; the name was changed to ibiblio to reflect the goal of being "the public's library and digital archive".
Marianne Gouge | ibiblio Redesign | Documentation (1569 words)
We worked with an employee of ibiblio, who was given this assignment as part of his position.
Along the way ibiblio expanded its mission and support, and began hosting collections created by individuals who did not have the means to host the information themselves.
We also found from a more thorough content analysis that ibiblio was not as unorganized as we had originally thought.
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