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Democracy Now interviews Brewster Kahle

You might like to watch this interview of Brewster Kahle by Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! as she investigates the intricacies of the Google Book Settlement.

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Peter Brantley on the Talking with Talis Podcast

Peter Brantley recently joined the Internet Archive to work on an Open Publication Distribution System. Richard Wallis from Talis posted a great interview with Peter about his past work with the DLF and upcoming work at the Internet Archive, including Open Library, OPDS, and licensing issues around books. Check out the podcast!

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Open Library Service Restored

Open Library suffered an unexpected outage on Thursday that lasted through the weekend. All Open Library services have now been restored and no data was lost. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may have caused. On Thursday, the Internet Archive datacenter experienced a power fluctuation that caused a reboot of our production database server. […]

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OCLC pushes back policy to fall, 2009

Fellow OpenLibrarian, Karen Coyle reports: OCLC has just announced that it is pushing back the date on which the new record use and transfer policy will take effect. The actual new date isn’t known, but the announcement says: In order to allow sufficient time for feedback and discussion, implementation of the Policy will be delayed […]

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Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the New Year from the Open Library team! This year has been a busy year for us, and we’re happy to have met a lot of our goals for 2008: This year we dramatically grew the site. Open Library now has 23 million pages about books and authors. We added Full-Text search, […]

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