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Open Library Scheduled Downtime (Completed)

Open Library will be down from during the following time due to a scheduled power outage. Tuesday, April  16 – 7:00AM to 12:00 noon Wednesday, April 17 – 2:00PM to 7:00PM Thank you for your cooperation.  UPDATE 5:30PM PST: is back online.

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Rest in peace, Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz committed suicide yesterday (Jan 11, 2013). The Open Library wouldn’t exist without him. He wrote the backbone of the system you see today, hired the team that built the first version of the website. He founded Demand Progress, which launched the campaign against the Internet censorship bills (SOPA/PIPA), coauthored the RSS 1.0 specification, […]

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Scheduled Downtime (Completed)

We’re planning for a scheduled downtime on Sunday, August 5 for migrating our database server to new hardware. Open Library will be unavailable for  about 3 hours during 7:00 PM PST – 10:00 PM PST. We’ll post here when the site’s back online. UPDATE 8:40PM PST: The migration is  complete. Both and are back […]

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Coverstore Improvements

We have done some improvements to coverstore, the Open Library book covers service, recently. Now it is possible to access book covers by all the available identifiers. For example: Accessing covers by ISBNs is insensitive to hyphens now. For example, all the following URLs point to the same cover and this works even […]

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One Webpage For Every Book Ever Published!

Welcome to the Open Library Blog. This site will have the latest news about #!/usr/bin/python print “Hello World”

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