This file lists freely redistributable information that isn't
software. Here are a few groups providing various books, historical
documents, and more. Please let:
or The GNU Project
Free Software Foundation
59 Temple Place - Suite 330
Boston, MA 02111-1307
know of additional entries or corrections. You can FTP a more complete
list in file `/pub/non-gnu/FreelyAvailableTexts' from `m.kmyxgs.com'.
A goal of the FreeLore Project is to do "serious" book-length writing,
and give it away for free. John Goodwin is now concentrating on writing
freelore and to show what it is by example (not unlike the FSF). You can
FTP his results from `world.std.com' in `/obi/Networking/John.Goodwin'.
To volunteer, contact `email@example.com'.
* The Online Book Initiative (OBI)
OBI focuses on freely redistributable books, reference material,
conference proceedings, catalogues, etc. OBI has about 400MB of (mostly
compressed) text online, ranging from poetry to standards documents to
novels. You may anonymous FTP texts from `obi.std.com' in `/obi'. You
can also dial `world.std.com' with a modem (617-739-9753, 8N1) and
create an account to access this information (login as `new'). Accounts
on `world' are charged for their connect time (ask `firstname.lastname@example.org'
* Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the brainchild of Michael Hart. Professor Hart's
hope for success derives from the nature of what he calls `Replicator
Technology'. Once anything is stored in a computer, it can be reproduced
indefinitely, making it available to all who want it. Texts from
Project Gutenberg are available at a number of FTP sites, including
`mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu' in file `/etext' and `oes.orst.edu' in file
`/pub/almanac/etext'. To find out how to obtain text via e-mail, send
the word `HELP' in the body of a message to
`BITFTP%PUCC.BITNET@mitvma.mit.edu'. Or look at
`bit.listserv.gutnberg', a USENET newsgroup. For more information,
write to `email@example.com'.
* Project Runeberg
Project Runeberg publishes works of literature and art that are
machine-readable, such as electronic texts and images; in a Scandinavian
language, including Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese,
or created by an artist from a Nordic country; and free for duplication
and distribution by anyone and for any purpose.
Project Runeberg was founded in March 1993, inspired by Project
Gutenberg. Coordinated by Lars Aronsson, Project Runeberg is an
activity of Lysator, a student computer club at Linkoping University in
FTP from host `ftp.lysator.liu.se' in `/pub/runeberg/README'. Gopher
access via type 1 host `gopher.lysator.liu.se' path `/project-runeberg'.
`http://www.lysator.liu.se:7500/runeberg/Main.html' is the URL on the
World Wide Web. For more infomation or to join the mailing list, ask
`firstname.lastname@example.org'. Snailmail to: Lysator,
Universitetet, S-581 83 Linkoping, Sweden.
* Literary Works Available on the WWW
The locations below are URLs (Universal Resource Locators) on the
Internet's World Wide Web (WWW). This list was compiled by Michael
CopticNet has Coptic scriptural materials at `ftp://pharos.bu.edu/CN'.
The Quartz archive has a few texts not available at other locations at
`ftp://quartz.rutgers.edu/pub/etext/misc'. The Libellus Project has
Latin texts are at `ftp://ftp.u.washington.edu/public/libellus/texts'.
The Oxford Text Archive has a large collection at
`ftp://ota.ox.ac.uk/ota'. The English Server at CMU has quite a few
poems which are located at the URL
`http://english-server.hss.cmu.edu/Poetry.html'. The Sardinia
Research Center has a few Italian classics, including La Divina Commedia
at `http://www.crs4.it/HTML/homecrs4.html'. The Quartz text archive has
a few texts not available elsewhere at location
`ftp://quartz.rutgers.edu/pub/etext/misc'. The University of Toronto
has some of James Joyce's work at `gopher://gopher.epas.utoronto.ca'.
Wiretap is similar to Project Gutenberg in focus and scope and is it
located at URL `ftp://wiretap.spies.com/Library'. Women's Studies at
Maryland has some poems by women, especially Emily Dickinson, located at