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Friday, June 29, 2007

Project Gutenberg Canada to launch on Sunday

Project Gutenberg Canada --already online-- will officially launch this Sunday, Canada Day.  ResourceShelf quotes an email from Gutenberg founder Michael Hart:

The twin missions of Project Gutenberg Canada are to promote and make available, free of charge:

- Canadian literature (in both of Canada’s official languages)
- non-fiction books on Canadian history, politics, and culture

- fiction and non-fiction (from all countries) which are in the Canadian public domain
- in any language, as is appropriate for a country with Canada’s multicultural makeup...

[T]he site already includes around 200 titles by such famous Canadian authors as Emily Carr, Frederick Philip Grove, Louis Hémon, Pauline Johnson, Stephen Leacock, Nellie McClung, and L. M. Montgomery of “Anne of Green Gables” fame.