Did You Know?
Project Gutenberg Canada
Volume 20 Issue 06 2012-02-10
You’re probably aware of Project Gutenberg, an online resource which provides free access to literary works that have passed into the public domain.
But did you know that there’s a Canadian equivalent, Project Gutenberg Canada?
The mission of Project Gutenberg Canada is to make freely available Canadian-specific content that is in the public domain. In addition to fiction works by Canadian writers and “non-fiction books on Canadian history, politics, and culture,” the online resource offers international material that is considered public domain in Canada. And it won’t be limited to Canada’s official languages; you’ll find works “in any language, as is appropriate for a country with Canada’s multicultural makeup.”
In the future, Project Gutenberg plans to “launch a series of original translations” to add accessibility to its collections.