Category Archives: New Features

How one volunteer is sharing a better reading experience with all of us

For nearly 15 years Open Library has been giving patrons free access to information about books in its catalog, direct to their computers. But for millions of readers across the globe who rely on their phones for access, this hasn’t always presented the ideal mobile reading experience. This year, a volunteer within the Open Library […]

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The Open Book Genome Project

We’ve all heard the advice, don’t judge a book by its cover. But then how should we go about identifying books which are good for us? The secret depends on understanding two things: What is a book? What are our preferences? We can’t easily answer the second question without understanding the first one. But we […]

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Introducing: Community Reviews

You can now publicly review books using structured book #tags on Open Library with Community Reviews. Take a look, try it out, and send us feedback! Many social book websites including Goodreads & LibraryThing feature text reviews from the community. Why hasn’t Open Library? As a non-profit library service with a small staff, there are […]

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