The eLib: Mission Statement

The eLib has been organized to:

  • Serve as a resource for all who seek to enrich their lives and expand their knowledge and understanding through exploring the resources presented via the Internet by The eLib (electronic library) at http://www.elib.com/, making literary and other intellectual works available free or charge or at the lowest possible cost to the people of the world.

  • Provide archival services to preserve literary and other intellectual works available only in deteriorating condition (e.g. typescripts, newsletters, handwritten lecture notes, out-of-print books, photographs, drawings) by converting them to electronic format and presenting them at The eLib.

  • Volunteer our personal services to transfer literary and other intellectual works to electronic format in order to present them at The eLib.

  • Receive literary and other intellectual works translated into various languages and transferred into electronic format by volunteers in order to present them at The eLib. Volunteers currently include individuals from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Australia, and South Africa. Languages currently include English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

  • Maintain Internet web services in order to present The eLib online, including acquisition and maintenance of equipment and software, and leased T-1 line(s).