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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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Reading lending library books on the Nook

Our lending library books now work on the Nook! If you can read online, try the ‘Read In Browser’ link on a borrowable book. This is simplest!  Otherwise, you’ll need a computer, with Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) installed. Once you have ADE, here’s how to use it with your Nook: Quit Digital Editions, if it’s […]

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KohaCon 2011

Anand and I attended the Koha Conference in Thane, Mumbai earlier in November and spoke about Open Library. The conference took place from Oct 31 till 2 November. There was a hackfest following the event from 4th to 6th. We missed the first day and presented our talk on the second day of the event. […]

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