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Open Library Scheduled Hardware Maintenance (Completed)

Open Library will be down from 5:00PM to 6:00PM SF time (PDT, UTC/GMT -7 hours) on April 1, 2014 due to a scheduled hardware maintenance. We’ll post updates here and on @openlibrary twitter. Thank you for your cooperation. UPDATE 5:23PM PDT – openlibrary.org is back online now.

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Open Library Scheduled Maintenance (Completed)

Open Library will be down from 4:00PM to 4:30PM SF time (PDT, UTC/GMT -7 hours) on March 25, 2014 due to a scheduled hardware maintenance. We’ll post updates here and on @openlibrary twitter. Thank you for your cooperation. UPDATE 4:45PM – openlibrary.org is back online now.

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Open Library Scheduled Downtime (Completed)

Open Library will be down from during the following time due to a scheduled power outage. Tuesday, April  16 – 7:00AM to 12:00 noon Wednesday, April 17 – 2:00PM to 7:00PM Thank you for your cooperation.  UPDATE 5:30PM PST: openlibrary.org is back online.

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Rest in peace, Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz committed suicide yesterday (Jan 11, 2013). The Open Library wouldn’t exist without him. He wrote the backbone of the system you see today, hired the team that built the first version of the website. He founded Demand Progress, which launched the campaign against the Internet censorship bills (SOPA/PIPA), coauthored the RSS 1.0 specification, […]

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Scheduled Downtime (Completed)

We’re planning for a scheduled downtime on Sunday, August 5 for migrating our database server to new hardware. Open Library will be unavailable for  about 3 hours during 7:00 PM PST – 10:00 PM PST. We’ll post here when the site’s back online. UPDATE 8:40PM PST: The migration is  complete. Both openlibrary.org and covers.openlibrary.org are back […]

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