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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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Giacomo Cignoni: My Internship at the Internet Archive

This summer, Open Library and the Internet Archive took part in Google Summer of Code (GSoC), a Google initiative to help students gain coding experience by contributing to open source projects. I was lucky enough to mentor Giacomo while he worked on improving our BookReader experience and infrastructure. We have invited Giacomo to write a […]

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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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