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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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Time travel through millions of historic Open Library images

The BBC has an article about Kalev Leetaru’s project to extract images from millions of Open Library pages. You can read about how it works… The Internet Archive had used an optical character recognition (OCR) program to analyse each of its 600 million scanned pages in order to convert the image of each word into […]

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Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide

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Joyeux anniversaire, Monsieur Verne!

“The expander of horizons,” is what a noted critic called Jules Verne. He was the prophet, the foreseer and foreteller of our great mechanical age.”1 Jules Verne, one of the “fathers of science fiction,” was born today, back in 1828. He wrote several hundred tales about travels to exotic locales in incredible machines. Science fiction’s […]

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