Category Archives: Open Library

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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