Anna's Archive

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Anna's Archive
Plain-text saying "Anna's Archive".
Official logo of the Anna's Archive website
Anna's Archive homepage (September 26, 2023)
Type of site
Founder(s)
  • Anna Archivist
  • Pirate Library Mirror[1]
URLannas-archive.org and alternative sites[2]
LaunchedNovember 10, 2022; 15 months ago (2022-11-10)[3]
Current statusActive

Anna's Archive is a search engine for shadow libraries. It was founded by the Pirate Library Mirror, a team of anonymous archivists, in direct response to law enforcement efforts to close down Z-Library in 2022.[1][4][5][6][7] It describes itself as a project that aims to "catalog all the books in existence" and to "track humanity's progress toward making all these books easily available in digital form".[4][8][9][dubious ]

Anna's Archive mirrors Library Genesis, Open Library, Sci-Hub and Z-Library.[10][11][5] Anna's Archive says that it does not host copyrighted materials and that it only indexes metadata that is already publicly available.[4][12]

As of February 1, 2024, Anna's Archive includes 25,530,302 books and 99,425,822 papers.[13]

Further developments[edit]

In October 2023, Anna's Archive was reported to have "scraped" WorldCat, the world's largest book metadata database. Anna's Archive says that the scrape "marks a major milestone in mapping out all the books in the world" and that it allows them to "work on making a to-do list of all the books that still need to be preserved".[14][15] In January 2024, Anna's Archive was blocked in Italy due to a copyright complaint by the Italian Publishers Association.[16] In February 2024, Anna's Archive was sued by OCLC (Online Computer/Ohio College Library Center), the American nonprofit organization known for its WorldCat database; nonetheless, "OCLC clarifies that its internal systems weren’t hacked".[17]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Van der Sar, Ernesto (November 19, 2022). ""Anna's Archive" Opens the Door to Z-Library and Other Pirate Libraries". TorrentFreak. Archived from the original on 2022-11-19. Retrieved 2022-11-19.
  2. ^ Staff (November 14, 2023). "Homepage". Anna's Archive. Archived from the original on 2023-11-14. Retrieved 2023-11-14.
  3. ^ "Whois annas-archive.org". Whois.com. Retrieved 2024-01-08.
  4. ^ a b c Manos, Leda (November 22, 2022). "Free Z-Library E-Book Download Search Engine "Anna's Archive" Launches Amid Arrests". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on 2022-11-23. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  5. ^ a b Immanni, Manikanta (November 19, 2022). "Anna's Archive: A Search Engine for Finding Pirated Books Online". TechDator.com. Archived from the original on 2022-11-19. Retrieved 2022-11-19.
  6. ^ Lefurgey, Berthe (November 19, 2022). "« Anna's Archive » ouvre la porte à Z-Library et à d'autres bibliothèques pirates" ["Anna's Archive" opens the door to Z-Library and other pirate libraries]. Tech Tribune France (in French). Archived from the original on 2022-11-20. Retrieved 2022-11-19.
  7. ^ Stöckell, Marc (November 19, 2022). "Z-Library: Anna's Archive macht Schattenbibliothek durchsuchbar" [Z-Library: Anna's Archive makes the shadow library searchable]. tarnkappe.info (in German). Archived from the original on 2022-11-20. Retrieved 2022-11-20.
  8. ^ Mandel, Sovan (November 23, 2022). "New e-book download search engine 'Anna's Archive' will lead to shadow libraries like Z-Library". GoodEReader.com. Archived from the original on 2022-11-24. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  9. ^ Staff (November 23, 2022). "New e-book download search engine 'Anna's Archive' will lead to shadow libraries like Z-Library". LiveWriters.com. Archived from the original on 2022-11-25. Retrieved 2022-11-25.
  10. ^ Staff. "Datasets". Annas-archive.org. Archived from the original on 2024-01-09. Retrieved 2024-01-09.
  11. ^ Iyer, Kavita (November 20, 2022). "Anna's Archive: eBooks Search Engine Emerges After Z-Library Shuts Down". Techworm.net. Archived from the original on 2022-11-20. Retrieved 2022-11-20.
  12. ^ Staff (November 19, 2022). "Anna's Archive/About". Annas-archive.org. Retrieved 2022-11-19.
  13. ^ Staff (February 1, 2024). "Anna's Archive - official website". Anna's Archive. Archived from the original on 2024-02-01. Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  14. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (October 3, 2023). "Anna's Archive Scraped WorldCat to Help Preserve 'All' Books in the World". TorrentFreak. Archived from the original on 2023-10-03. Retrieved 2023-10-05.
  15. ^ Staff (October 10, 2023). "Pirated search engine 'Anna's Archive' acquires data from the world's largest library catalog, aiming to 'preserve all the books in the world'". Gigazine News. Archived from the original on 2024-01-10. Retrieved 2024-01-10.
  16. ^ Maxwell, Andy (January 4, 2024). "Silenzio! 'Anna's Archive' Shadow Library Blocked Following Publishers' Complaint". TorrentFreak. Archived from the original on 2024-01-04. Retrieved 2024-01-04.
  17. ^ Van der Sar, Ernesto (February 7, 2024). "Lawsuit Accuses Anna's Archive of Hacking WorldCat, Stealing 2.2 TB Data". TorrentFreak. Archived from the original on 2024-02-08. Retrieved 2024-02-11.

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