Author Archives: mek

To the World: Introducing Brad Rubenstein

by Mek & Pallavi Devaraj This is the first installment of an interview series called, “To the World” which goes behind the scenes to explore what inspires authors to write and share their work with the world. In this interview, we receive a master class on effective project management by Brad Rubenstein, co-author of Risk […]

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Scan On Demand: Building the World’s Open Library, Together

By Omar Rafik El-Sabrout & Mek Earlier this week, Open Library’s Mek Karpeles, Internet Archive Summer of Code fellow Tabish Shaikh, and members of the community announced the launch of a new Book Sponsorship program which, boingboing.net explains, “lets you direct a cash donation to pay for the purchase and scanning of any books. In […]

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2018 A Year of Victories!

Happy holidays & Happy New Year, readers! We are thrilled to announce 2018 has been an unprecedented year for openlibrary.org and a great time to be a book-lover. Without skipping a beat, we can honestly say we owe our progress to you, our dedicated community of volunteer developers, designers, and librarians. We hope you’ll join us […]

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Raising Crypto for the Greater Good

Open Library is raising 50 Ethereum (ETH) to get books our readers love! Chip-in and help us democratize our bookshelves for all. If you donate now, WeTrust Spring will match your individual ETH donation 100% (until they’ve hit $100k), through Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27! In 2006, Aaron Swartz founded Open Library with the vision of creating “one web page for every […]

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Google Summer of Code 2018

This is Internet Archive’s second year participating in Google Summer of Code, but for Open Library, it’s an exciting first. Open Library’s mission is to create, “a web page for every book” and this summer, we’re fortunate to team with Salman Shah to advance this mission. Salman’s Google Summer of Code roadmap aims to targets […]

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