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Open Library Architecture Diagram

Here is a diagram of the current Open Library architecture: click for full-size image

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Peter Brantley on the Talking with Talis Podcast

Peter Brantley recently joined the Internet Archive to work on an Open Publication Distribution System. Richard Wallis from Talis posted a great interview with Peter about his past work with the DLF and upcoming work at the Internet Archive, including Open Library, OPDS, and licensing issues around books. Check out the podcast!

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Open Library Service Restored

Open Library suffered an unexpected outage on Thursday that lasted through the weekend. All Open Library services have now been restored and no data was lost. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may have caused. On Thursday, the Internet Archive datacenter experienced a power fluctuation that caused a reboot of our production database server. […]

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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, […]

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Bulk Access to OCR for 1 Million Books

The Internet Archive provides bulk access to the over one million public domain books in its Texts Collection. The entire collection is over 0.5 petabytes, which includes raw camera images, cropped and skewed images, PDFs, and raw OCR data. The Internet Archive is scanning 1000 books/day, so this collection is always growing.   The OCR data […]

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