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Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide

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Snowflakes

I just stumbled on a beautiful, recently-scanned book about snowflakes, published in 1863. Apart from its gorgeous illustrations, the author’s opinions about snowflakes are also fascinating. By the way, the other day we added a little link on any Internet Archive pages that are echoed in Open Library that sends you straight to our open, […]

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New Right-to-Left Capability in Book Reader

Nearly 11,000 Yiddish books (half of all Yiddish books ever published) recently went online through the Internet Archive in cooperation with the National Yiddish Book Center‘s Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library. As part of this project, we’ve upgraded the Internet Archive Book Reader to support the right-to-left page progression of Yiddish books. Here is an […]

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OLPC Bookreader Demonstration

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 […]

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