Earlier this week, Open Library was featured on the BBC Radio Labs blog. An interesting discussion has developed there, so we invite you to take a look and weigh in on the subject if you have an opinion:
In Search of Cultural Identifiers (BBC Radio Labs, January 14 2009)
Fellow OpenLibrarian, Karen Coyle reports:
OCLC has just announced that it is pushing back the date on which the new record use and transfer policy will take effect. The actual new date isn’t known, but the announcement says:
In order to allow sufficient time for feedback and discussion, implementation of the Policy will be delayed until the third quarter of the 2009 calendar year.
OCLC will form a “review board” to solicit info from members and others, and to advise the OCLC board of trustees about the policy. Jennifer Younger will chair this committee.
Read more at Karen’s blog, Coyle’s InFormation
Open Library recently launched a web demonstration designed to illustrate how Internet Archive book collections can be viewed on the OLPC XO Laptop.
We invite you to take a look!
It is still in the early stages, and is built on open source software using an embeddable AJAX reader and a software component known as Carousel which scrolls through the collection of books on the right.
We would like to have feedback on how to improve the user experience of this demonstration and its underlying components for users of the OLPC XO and Open Library.