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BookReader Work Sprint at NYPL Labs

We had a really fantastic code/work sprint for the BookReader organized by the most excellent NYPL Labs. ┬áThe sprint was designed to bring together organizations that have an interest in the BookReader as a way to foster the sharing of interest, code and expertise. We started by making a list of desired features and prioritizing […]

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New BookReader!

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 of space given to the book. Click the down arrow on the navigation bar to hide the […]

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Easy permanent links to book page images

We just launched a new image permalinks feature for downloading and linking to page images of books hosted on the Internet Archive. Using a page image permalink makes it easier to references the contents of a book hosted on the Archive without having to know the details of how or where the book is stored. […]

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Thumbnail View in BookReader!

We’re pleased to introduce a new thumbnail view for the Internet Archive BookReader. The thumbnail view gives you a quick visual impression of a book by seeing thumbnails of many pages at once. It’s a great way to quickly scan through a book. Here’s how it looks for a book about the painter Goya: The […]

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OpenBook WordPress Plugin

The OpenBook WordPress Plugin by John Miedema can be used to easily reference books from inside your WordPress blog and automatically pull covers and book data from Open Library. We’re quite excited to see people using Open Library and building new tools using our public APIs. Here’s an example of using the plugin: This book […]

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