Author Archives: Jessamyn West

It’s Aaron Swartz Day – Here’s an Open Library status report

Next week is the third annual Aaron Swartz Day (2013, 2014), a celebration and Hackathon which takes place at the Internet Archive on November 7th. Please consider joining us. More information about this year’s events can be found here. We have a lot of good news on our end. The Internet Archives book images account […]

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Digital PML uses BookReader to enhance access to local collections

“We’re writing to let you know that we are proud and grateful users of the Internet Archive BookReader software on our new repository of digitized materials, Digital PML” So great! For other institutions that would like to use the BookReader can read through this documentation to help you get started.

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Open Library Scheduled Hardware Maintenance

Open Library will be down from 4:30PM to approximately 5:00PM (PST, UTC/GMT -7 hours) on Thursday November 20, 2014 due to scheduled hardware maintenance. We’ll post updates here and on @openlibrary twitter. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Time travel through millions of historic Open Library images

The BBC has an article about Kalev Leetaru’s project to extract images from millions of Open Library pages. You can read about how it works… The Internet Archive had used an optical character recognition (OCR) program to analyse each of its 600 million scanned pages in order to convert the image of each word into […]

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