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Star Ratings are Here!

Over the last six months, more than 145,000 of you have tracked which books you want-to-read. Now you can record how you feel about the books you’ve finished reading using star ratings! Next time you’re on a book page, you’ll see 5-stars beneath the book cover. By clicking one of the 5 stars, you can […]

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Turn Your Website into a Library

Openlibrary.org has over 3M books lining its digital shelves, but nothing quite beats being able to embed your favorite book directly on your personal site. Last week, with the help of volunteer Galen Mancino, we launched an embed tool which lets you add any Open Library book to your website or blog. Next time you write a […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Internet Archive with an Open Library Feature Bonanza

To celebrate the Internet Archive’s 20th anniversary, the Open Library team has added pages for 200,000 new modern works and rolled out a brigade of fixes and features to improve our user experience. Over the past year, Open Library’s digital librarian Jessamyn West and lead engineer Brenton Cheng have worked tirelessly with the engineering team […]

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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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Open Library Scheduled Hardware Maintenance

Open Library will be down for 3 hours starting from Dec 24, 10:00PM SF Time (PST, UTC/GMT -8 hours) due to a scheduled hardware maintenance. We’ll post updates here and on @openlibrary twitter. Thank you for your cooperation.

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