What is the Open Content Alliance?

The Open Content Alliance (OCA) is a collaborative effort of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that helps build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia material. An archive of contributed material is available on the Internet Archive website and through Yahoo! and other search engines and sites.

The OCA encourages access to and reuse of collections in the archive, while respecting the content owners and contributors. Contributors to the OCA have agreed to the principles set forth in the Call for Participation.

The Open Content Alliance is administered by the Internet Archive, a 501c3 non-profit library.