While not a part of the earlier announcement from Archive CD Books USA, I think it is important to recognize the company's dedication to making information freely available. This includes somewhat philanthropic efforts on occasion.
The company buys old books, occasionally paying rather significant sums for the purchases. The books are then scanned and made available as CD-ROM publications. The company then does two things:
- The original book is donated to a genealogy library. You can read more about that at http://www.archivecdbooksusa.com/donations.htm.
- Archive CD Books USA also offers 33% to 50% discounts to libraries and genealogy societies that purchase CD-ROM publications from the company. This even includes CD-ROM publications from their international partners in Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, and Australia. More information about library and genealogy society discounts may be found at http://www.archivecdbooksusa.com/libraries.htm.