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Translating the Khasis’ hidden treasure

You probably have never heard of Soso Tham. We certainly hadn’t until a few weeks ago. You’ve probably never even heard of the Khasi people, 1.6 million of whom live in the foothills of the Himalaya. Soso Tham is the best known poet of the Khasi language. If you’ve never heard of the Khasi in the first place, […]

Unglue.it has resumed crowdfunding

Government funding for the humanities, the arts, and education has come under attack. The President’s budget proposal announced in March would eliminate the NEH and NEA. The US Department of Education wants partners to develop open educational resources, but has no funding to support them. So when the Free Ebook Foundation’s strategic planning process began […]

Unglue.it Website is now Open Source

As part of our shift to operation as a community-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, we’ve opened up the source code to the Unglue.it web application and website. You can now report issues, help us fix bugs, or run your own version of unglue.it from the git repository on GitHub. (You can’t use the name unglue.it without […]

DOAB and Project Gutenberg books in Unglue.it

Slow and steady. That’s how we’ve been improving Unglue.it, turning it into a better place to find free ebooks. A lot of that work has been invisible; our new APIs are being used by organizations like New York Public Library to offer ebooks that deliver value without draining acquisition budgets. We’ve also installed tools that ebook […]

Free eBooks by ISBN

After reflecting on the coming demise of xISBN, we decided to add an endpoint for free ebooks to the unglue.it API. The API documentation is at https://unglue.it/api/help With an API key, you can check if there’s a free ebook for any ISBN. ISBNs can be 10 or 13 digits, and can include dashes. This service […]

Why the Radio Franglais campaign is fate

Not long ago I (Andromeda Yelton) and our rights director (Amanda Mecke) were talking to our newest author, Nancy Boulicault, about her campaign to unglue Radio Franglais. She was talking about schools and cultural groups she’s worked with, as an author and teacher (she runs workshops to promote bilingualism through creative writing). Several are in […]

So You Want To Be a Librarian photo posting contest!

Would you post it in your house? Would you post it with your spouse? Would you post it with great shoes? Would you post it with tattoos? Would you post it with your cat? In Paris? Mountain View? North Platte? Would you post from kayak trips? Or while foodspottting? (Fish and chips!) Would you post […]