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Introducing the Open Library Explorer

Library Explorer at Library Leaders Forum

Try it here! If you like it, share it. Bringing 100 Years of Librarian-Knowledge to Life By Nick Norman with Drini Cami & Mek At the Library Leaders Forum 2020 (demo), Open Library unveiled the beta for what it’s calling the Library Explorer: an immersive interface which powerfully recreates and enhances the experience of navigating […]

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Importing your Goodreads & Accessing them with Open Library’s APIs

by Mek Today Joe Alcorn, founder of readng, published an article (https://joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/goodreads-retiring-API) sharing news with readers that Amazon’s Goodreads service is in the process of retiring their developer APIs, with an effective start date of last Tuesday, December 8th, 2020. The topic stirred discussion among developers and book lovers alike, making the front-page of the […]

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On Bookstores, Libraries & Archives in the Digital Age

Bookstores Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age

The following was a guest post by Brewster Kahle on Against The Grain (ATG) – Linking Publishers, Vendors, & Librarians By: Brewster Kahle, Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive​​​​​​​ ​​​Back in 2006, I was honored to give a keynote at the meeting of the Society of American Archivists, when the president of the Society presented me with a […]

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Open Library for Language Learners

By Guyrandy Jean-Gilles 2020-07-21 A quick browse through the App Store and aspiring language learners will find themselves swimming in useful programs. But for experienced linguaphiles, the never-ending challenge is finding enough raw content and media to consume in their adopted tongue. Open Library can help. Earlier this year, Open Library added reading levels to […]

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Meet the Librarians of Open Library

By Lisa Seaberg Are you a book lover looking to contribute to a warm, inclusive library community? We’d love to work with you: Learn more about Volunteering @ Open Library Behind the scenes of Open Library is a whole team of developers, data scientists, outreach experts, and librarians working together to make Open Library better […]

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