Happy New Year! And, lists…

Wishing you and yours a very happy 2011, and hoping you enjoyed your holidays!

I wanted to take a moment to show you some of the fantastic Lists we’ve noticed over the last few weeks since the new feature launched.

As with most of the other types of things we have on Open Library (Works, Editions etc), you can watch the recent activity on Lists to keep an eye out for new developments, and we’re just putting the finishing touches on new API documentation for Lists to accompany the release. Actually, this was one of the first times we’ve drafted the API docs before building the feature, which will hopefully be the shape of things to come.

It’s been really exciting to watch how you’re making use of Lists. There’s a ton of variety and interesting new “collections” emerging, like the ones I’ve pulled out above. While we’re really happy with Version 1, there are lots of directions we could go with Lists, so if you have ideas, please leave a comment here or drop us a line.

Also, we’ve noticed a bit of trouble with the search in our new Bookreader over the holiday period. For those of you who’ve written in, thank you, and we wanted to let you know we’re looking into it and hope to resolve it quickly.