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50 Years of Public Computing

at the University of Illinois

50 Years of Public Computing at the University of Illinois

April 15 - 16, 2010
Alice Campbell Alumni Center
601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana IL

Project Gutenberg (1971)



  • Amichai-Hamburger, Yair, The social net (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2005).
  • Greenlaw, Raymond and Ellen Hepp, In-line/On-line: Fundamentals of the Internet and World Wide Web (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, 1998).
  • Lebert, Marie, Project Gutenberg (1971 — 2008). 2008. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27045
  • Kumar, Girja, Sociology of information management (New Delhi, India: Har-Anand Publications, 1998).
  • Norton, Michael, 365 Ways to Change the World (New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 2007).
  • Pavlik, John Vernon, Media in the digital age (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2008).
  • Ressler, Sanford, The art of electronic publishing (Prentice Hall PTR, 1997).
  • Rimmer, Matthew, Digital copyright and the consumer revolution (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007).
  • Schwabach, Aaron, Internet and the Law: Technology, Society, and Compromises. Illustrated edition (Oxford, UK: ABC-CLIO, 2005).
  • Tennant, Roy, Managing the Book digital library (New York, NY: Reed Press, 2004).
  • Wolf, Gary and Michael Stein, Aether Madness: An Offbeat Guide to the Online World (Berkley, CA: Peachpit Press, 1994).

Journal Articles

  • “A Short (Dis)Course on Project Gutenberg with Founder Michael Hart,” Searcher 10, no.4 (2002): 35.
  • Gorder, Pam Frost, “Digital libraries come of age,” Computing in Science and Engineering 8, no. 5 (September 2006):6-10.
  • Hart, Michael S., “Project Gutenberg: access to electronic texts,” Database 13, no. 6 (1990):6-9.
  • Kim, Eugene Eric, “Project Gutenberg,” Dr. Dobb's Journal: Software Tools for the Professional Programmer 24, no.1 (1999): 18.
  • Lake, Susan E. L., “Electronic Books FOR THE 21ST CENTURY,” Library Media Connection 21, no.6 (2003): 53.
  • “Learning to love literature online,” Reading Today 16, no.1 (1998): 14.
  • Stroube, Bryan, “Literary freedom: project Gutenberg,” Crossroads 10, no. 1(2003):3.
  • Tomaiuolo, Nicholas, “U-Content PROJECT GUTENBERG, ME, AND YOU,” Searcher 17, no.1 (2009): 26-34.
  • Weller, Sam T., “2,000 world classics on line,” UNESCO Courier 52, no.6 (1999): 45.
  • Weller, Sam, “Project Gutenberg Sets 10,000 Book Goal,” Publishers Weekly 247, no.14 (2000): 42.
  • Wilson, David L., “Electronic versions of public-domain texts draw praise and fire,” Chronicle of Higher Education 38, no.49 (1992): A15.
  • Wittenberg, Kate, “The Gutenberg-e project: opportunities and challenges in publishing born-digital monographs,” Learned Publishing 22, no. 1 (January 2009): 36-41.


  • Dvornik, Debra L.M., “Digital library creators and users: Evaluating intended users versus actual users” (M.L.I.S. Dissertation, San Jose, CA: San Jose State University, 2004).
  • Blue, Cynthia L., “An XML DTD for Project Gutenberg” (M.S. Dissertation, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001).
  • Perkins, Brandon Dean, “Multiple Format Dynamic Document Generation of Project Gutenberg Texts” (M.S. Dissertation, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003).

Conference Proceedings



  • Frost, Robin, “The electronic Gutenberg fails to win mass appeal,” Wall Street Journal - Eastern Edition, November 21, 1996: B12.
  • “Great Books, Online,” New York Times November 6, 2005: 11.
  • Victoria, Shannon, “New Economy; A battle over copyright infringement on the Internet heats up. No, not over music. Over the classic 'Gone With the Wind.',” New York Times, November 8, 2004: 4.
  • Vara, Vauhini, “Project Gutenberg Fears no Google,” Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2005, http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SC113415403113218620-U_OqLOmAposaSvNpy5SjNwvhpW5w_20061209.html (May require subscription)


Magazine Articles

  • Hane, Paula, “Project Gutenberg Progresses,” Information Today 21, no.5 (2004).
  • Cohen, Adam, “Michael Hart,” Time 154, no.19 (1999): 24.
  • “Project Gutenberg Reader Site Launched,” Information Today 18 , no.10 (2008): 41.


  • Project Gutenberg, (Walnut Creek, 1994).

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