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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 and 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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“We’re Re-Tribalising”

“It’s no longer one thing at a time, but everything all at once.” Happy Birthday, Marshall McLuhan. (Via @josettemelchor on Twitter.)

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Our Search Engine Was Hurting

Sorry to say, but our search engine is all kinds of weird this morning (San Francisco time). Lots of the pages you see around the site, like a Work page or a Subject page, or indeed the Search Results page are driven largely by search. So, while we’re working on fixing the problem, please excuse […]

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