Happy New Year!

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 sourceĀ AJAX bookreader, which is now in beta testing on the archive.org site.
  • We launched a JSON API, a book covers API, and a Javascript API to help developers interact with Open Library.

We’re looking forward to making the site even better in 2009! We hope you have a great year!

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