Category Archives: Open Library

Popular subjects in our book collection

We took a leisurely stroll through half a million books today, and we noticed that lots of the books were congregating around some popular categories.  This isn’t an exhaustive list, we just thought it would nice to share a little … Continue reading

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Why Publishers Support E-book Lending with OpenLibrary.org: A Q&A with Smashwords Mark Coker

This Q&A kicks off a series of conversations with visionary publishers who support e-book digital library lending with OpenLibrary.org. Mark Coker, Founder, CEO and Chief Author Advocate, founded Smashwords  to change the way books are published, marketed and sold.  In … Continue reading

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Buying E-Books from Smashwords

Smashwords’ best-selling authors contribute to OpenLibrary.org Smashwords, the largest distributor of independently published literature, recently provided the Internet Archive and OpenLibrary.org with its first installment of e-Books from best known, best-selling e-Book authors including: Young Adult sensation Amanda Hocking; Fantasy … Continue reading

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Open Library Buying e-Books from Publishers

The Internet Archive is on campaign to buy e-Books from publishers and authors; making more digital books available to readers who prefer using laptops, reading devices or library computers.  Publishers such as Smashwords, Cursor and A Book Apart have already … Continue reading

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All Icelandic literature to go online?

Þorsteinn Hallgrímsson, formerly of the National Library of Iceland, had a big idea:  digitize all Icelandic literature all the way to the current day and make it available to everyone interested in reading it. The Internet Archive was eager to … Continue reading

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New BookReader!

By mang We’re pleased to announce the release of our freshly re-designed BookReader on the Internet Archive. The updated BookReader has these great new features (links will take you to a live example): Redesigned user interface that maximizes the amount … Continue reading

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New BookReader!

The Open Library team announced the release of a new version of our online BookReader software with lots of new features to explore. Please read more on the Open Library blog at http://blog.openlibrary.org/2010/12/09/new-bookreader/.

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Over 1 Million Digital Books Now Available Free to the Print-Disabled

Associated Press Story The books on our Open Library site. Press release: More than doubling the number of books available to print disabled people of all ages, today the Internet Archive launched a new service that brings free access to … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Online BookReader Usage

At our recent Books in Browsers 2010 event Brewster Kahle and Michael Ang gave a great presentation on the future of the BookReader. Michael just showed us some stats that are being gathered on BookReader usage. We’re excited to have … Continue reading

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Digital Lending Library

Checking out digital versions of books that are automatically returned after two weeks is as easy as logging onto the Internet Archive’s Open Library site, announced digital librarian and Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle. By integrating this new service, more … Continue reading

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An Old-fashioned Book Drive! Please help make the Open Library Book collection even bigger.

From Open Library: The Internet Archive has been scanning books for some years now, and we’re always looking for more. In addition to 1,000,000+ eBooks available to anyone available through Open Library, we’ve announced the release of modern books for … Continue reading

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Open Library redesign is live!

Yesterday I posted about the new Open Library Accessible Books service. Today I’d like to bring some attention to the wonderful redesign of Open Library that was also launched yesterday. Beside having a great new look there are some cool … Continue reading

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Over 1 Million Digital Books Now Available Free to the Blind and Print-Disabled

The Washington Post is carrying the story of the new service launched today, Open Library Accessible Books. We’re really excited about this. The Open Library team has been working very hard to create a fantastic way to bring books to … Continue reading

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New Open Library Search Engine add-on for Firefox

We’ve developed a Firefox add-on that allows you to directly search Open Library from your browser’s toolbar search field. To install it: 1. Go to: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/144222/ 2. Check the “Let me install this experimental add-on.” button 3. Click “Add to … Continue reading

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Announcing the Open Library redesign

We’re very excited to announce the “soft launch” of our brand new Open Library site! This is version 1 of a reconstructed Open Library, and we’re going to keep it “soft” at a special URL until we’re sure it’s stable … Continue reading

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