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.
- INDIMAR from Ival Rocca (h)
Argentinian authors legal, literary and political figures
- Little Anita’s genealogy list from Anna B. Leyba
Books she’d love to have for her New Mexico Genealogy collection
- On my shelf from babbelwurst
- Germany from John P. Daniel, Jr.
Mainly 20th Century texts, war-related
- Dutch Social Media Society from Ben Malawau
Books used in the www.socialinfra.nl
- Cornish Language from George Pritchard
Books and magazines written either wholly or in part in Cornish
- Propeller Design Theory from Dr. Phillipp Epple, and
- Japanese Woodblock Prints from siznax
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.