Category Archives: Interface/Design

Lists are here!

Open Library is happy to report that the Lists feature is here, for your collection-building enjoyment! You can create and share lists that include authors, works (all editions of a specific title), specific editions, and subjects. While browsing around, you can see when an item has been added to somebody’s list – just look underneath […]

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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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Upgrading ‘Accessible’ to ‘Fully Accessible’

The Internet Archive wants to grant universal access to all knowledge. It’s important to note that ‘universal’ and ‘all’ in that sentence aren’t generalities. When we say ‘universal,’ we mean for everybody, and when we say ‘all,’ we mean everything. To that end, Open Library has been conducting ongoing testing with one of our most […]

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jQuery Magic Goes Upstream

When we started to re-design Open Library, we knew that we wanted to make it not only useful, but fun to use as well. Obviously, its usefulness as a resource is dependent on its data, the data integrity, and the participation of interested people like you who want to help to build and maintain an […]

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