[Vwoolf] [WomenWriters] An online copy of Memoirs of a Novelist?

Ellen Moody ellen.moody at gmail.com
Sat May 23 11:59:06 EDT 2020

I didn't want to put another comment on yesterday but let me now report
yesterday  I discovered if I kept clicking on Way Back Machine, I could
reach at least some of the texts. So works got me a frown, but when I
clicked authors and then Woolf I got to Woolf  The I tried different texts
and some popped up; others did, making me think that what is happening is
no where is there to keep the links "good" or working. So it is useful. As
I said on list, I use The University of Adelaide for a number of
authors, many of the texts long out of copyright.


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 11:36 AM Mary Ellen Foley <mefoleyuk at gmail.com>

> I tried just now, and I could open The Voyage Out successfully (via the
> Wayback Machine), but I was using a link from a tab I opened the other
> day...
> mef
> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 5:57 PM Ellen Moody <ellen.moody at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm back now.  I get that frowning face too. It says "the extension" has
>> been blocked. In other words, the University of Adelaide used to share all
>> their hard work and texts with this Internal Archive. Discovering that
>> people were still reaching the Adelaide texts, they blocked the extension.
>> What interests me is the texts are still there. It was a vast archive
>> which must've taken a lot of work to put up even if they had sophisticated
>> software to reproduce text or whole books. So they've not thrown it all
>> away, but blocked the public from accessing it.  The next step would be to
>> discover if all these texts are no longer available to the people at the
>> University. And if they are planning to make a paywall and charge -- or
>> sell it off and let someone else charge.
>> Just a few thoughts,
>> Ellen Moody
>> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 10:06 AM Mary Ellen Foley <mefoleyuk at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Duh -- should have just sent the link -- here it is:
>>> https://web.archive.org/web/20140718152110/http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/
>>>  -- oops!  No, now I get the frownie face, too.  Well, dang.  Maybe it's
>>> time for an Australian proxy server?  I will try again later, too --
>>> mef
>>> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 3:43 PM Ellen Moody <ellen.moody at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Thank you very much. I am hurried just now and tried perhaps too
>>>> quickly. When I got there - and I did! -- the windows were blocked and had
>>>> sad faces on them. In a couple of hours when I have more time, I'll try
>>>> again.
>>>> The University of Adelaide site going down was a great loss.  I used it
>>>> not only for Woolf and Anthony Trollope but many 19th century women
>>>> writers, e.g., Margaret Oliphant.
>>>> Ellen
>>>> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 9:34 AM Mary Ellen Foley <mefoleyuk at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Woolf's works as posted by the University of Adelaide are still
>>>>> available via the Wayback Machine aka Internet Archive.  Just do a search
>>>>> for Wayback Machine and, when you get there, do a search for (at least,
>>>>> this is the string I used -- but *without* the quotation marks): "
>>>>> adelaide.edu woolf"
>>>>> I eventually got through to a menu of all of Woolf's works, chose To
>>>>> the Lighthouse, found the TOC, clicked there on Time Passes, and there was
>>>>> the text, as expected.
>>>>> Happy searching!
>>>>> mef
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