The Internet Archive is the backbone of many mass digitization programs. For universities it is the open, free, and higher quality alternative to google books. Their commitment to preserve the world's digital culture is inspiring.
The Internet Archive is a non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access to historical collections that exist in digital format. It now includes texts, audio, moving images, and software in our collections, and provides services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.