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Introducing the Open Library Explorer

Library Explorer at Library Leaders Forum

Try it here! If you like it, share it. Bringing 100 Years of Librarian-Knowledge to Life By Nick Norman with Drini Cami & Mek At the Library Leaders Forum 2020 (demo), Open Library unveiled the beta for what it’s calling the Library Explorer: an immersive interface which powerfully recreates and enhances the experience of navigating […]

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Importing your Goodreads & Accessing them with Open Library’s APIs

by Mek Today Joe Alcorn, founder of readng, published an article (https://joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/goodreads-retiring-API) sharing news with readers that Amazon’s Goodreads service is in the process of retiring their developer APIs, with an effective start date of last Tuesday, December 8th, 2020. The topic stirred discussion among developers and book lovers alike, making the front-page of the […]

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Amplifying the voices behind books

Exploring how Open Library uses author data to help readers move from imagination to impact By Nick Norman, Edited by Mek & Drini According to René Descartes, a creative mathematician, “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest [people] of past centuries.” If that’s true, then who are some of […]

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Google Summer of Code 2020: Adoption by Book Lovers

by Tabish Shaikh & Mek OpenLibrary.org,the world’s best-kept library secret: Let’s make it easier for book lovers to discover and get started with Open Library. Hi, my name is Tabish Shaikh and this summer I participated in the Google Summer of Code program with Open Library to develop improvements which will help book lovers discover […]

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Open Library for Language Learners

By Guyrandy Jean-Gilles 2020-07-21 A quick browse through the App Store and aspiring language learners will find themselves swimming in useful programs. But for experienced linguaphiles, the never-ending challenge is finding enough raw content and media to consume in their adopted tongue. Open Library can help. Earlier this year, Open Library added reading levels to […]

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