Epub is a format familiar to e-book readers. Most e-books have the extension of epub and it is widely recognized on a variety of devices. Epub contains mostly books filled with only text but newer versions of epub now include images as well. Internet Archive has two versions of epub:
- Epub format of books that are added to the archives by the user
- Or copies of books scanned as images. These books contain pages of the original book
The Internet Archive adds books in the epub format directly or they are generated on the go. Books that are generated on the go are uploaded in the latest version of the epub code. Books that are uploaded directly as epub stubs have the code that was generated at the time of their creation. Due to a minor error, epub books generated after August 2015 do not function properly. These books were inaccessible across devices. The Internet Archive has reported that the errors in the codes of these books have been fixed and new epub books generated are working properly. The Internet Archive has also resolved to change the codes of the books that have been uploaded with faulty extensions. As the error has been identified, e-book readers can now be assured that the faulty books will be quickly replaced.
Fans of vintage music will be familiar with the name “Cash Box”. Music Box was a music magazine that was published between the years 1942 to 1996. The Swem Library a part of the college of William & Mary, in Virginia has been awarded a grant to make the entire collection of the Cash Box magazine to be available online. The staff of the Swem Library was excited with this rare opportunity to make a rare magazine available to the public. Library Dean Carrie Cooper stated that they deem it a great chance to make the magazine available online so as to provide millions of fans worldwide with a glimpse in to the workings of the Music industry.
Cash Box music magazine contained excerpts of interviews of legendary musicians, stories about bands and their songs, rare photographs of bands and singers, charts of hit songs, lyrics, gossip, insight into the working of the music industry and other such stories. Bringing this magazine makes it available to a new generation of fans who are smitten by the workings of the music industry. Making this vintage magazine available online provides scope for assignments for music students to work on. Now, students and professors from universities all over the world can make use of these archives to look for materials to work on.