Bartleby.com


Bartleby.com

Bartleby.com is an electronic text archive, headquartered in New York and named after Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener". It was founded under the name "Project Bartleby" in January 1993 by Steven H. van Leeuwen as a personal, non-profit collection of classic literature on the website of Columbia University. In 1997 it moved to its own domain, bartleby.com, and was called "The New Bartleby Library". In September 1999 Bartleby.com was incorporated and started to focus on reference works, including the contemporary 6th edition of the "Columbia Encyclopedia". The original founder is now chairman and president of the privately held company. Its main source of revenue seems to be web advertising. Access to the collection is free to all Internet users.

References

* [http://www.nla.gov.au/pathways/jnls/newsite/view/1052.html The National Library of Australia on Bartleby.com: Great Books Online]
* [http://www.educationworld.com/awards/past/2001/r0201-15.shtml Education World review of Bartleby.com]
* [http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/www.bartleby.com/cambridge/ StumbleUpon review of Web site review: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature on Bartleby.com]

ee also

* The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

External links

* [http://www.bartleby.com/ Bartleby.com]


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