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, and now have more than 1 million books in our full-text search engine.
- We launched Scan-On-Demand, which allows you request a public domain book from the Boston Public Library to be scanned. Open Library will deliver a PDF of the book to you in about a week, and the digital copy will be available for others to read online as well.
- We launched a new open source AJAX bookreader, which is now in beta testing on the archive.org site.
We’re looking forward to making the site even better in 2009! We hope you have a great year!