More books to be digitized

The Internet Archive has found a loophole in the most recent copyright act that makes it possible for libraries to digitize more books. It has been thought that only books copyrighted before 1923 could freely be digitized by libraries. Internet Archive found that section 108h allows libraries to scan and make available books published 1923 …

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Rochester General Hospital – History

I scanned the book, A Century of Service: Rochester General Hospital, 1847 – 1947 and uploaded it to the Internet Archive (archive.org). I uploaded the book as a PDF file and within a few minutes they added other formats including Kindle, ePub and even a text version. That website is one of my favorites because …

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Rochester Savings Bank History

I uploaded another small book. In Rochester 100 Years Ago and Now was published in 1931. It is a history of Rochester Savings Bank. The bank was started in 1831 and the first deposit was $13. The book also tells some of the early history of Rochester. One of the interesting things about the book …

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RPL New Scans

The Rochester Public Library has uploaded some new scanned items for the first time in almost two years. Among the new things is “Rochester’s Part in the World War (I).” It is a 36 page booklet showing the things that people from the Rochester area did to help during WWI. Some of the ladies in …

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