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2021 End-of-Year Community Updates

Hi Open Library Community! This is going to be a less formal post detailing some of our recent community meetings and exciting Q3 (quarter 3) opportunities to learn, celebrate, and participate with the Open Library project. Earlier this Month 🔭 5-Year Vision (community notes) 2021-09-28 @ 10am PT ☑️ 2021 Year-End Review (community notes) 2021-10-12 […]

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Extending a Warm Welcome to New Patrons

By Sabreen Parveen with Ray Berger & Mek A Forward from the Mentors For book lovers who use openlibrary.org every day, it may be easy to forget what it felt like to visit the website for the first time. Some features which some were able to learn the hard way — through trial and error […]

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GSoC 2021: Making Books Lendable with the Open Book Genome Project

By: Nolan Windham & Mek I’m Nolan Windham, an incoming freshman at Claremont McKenna College. This summer I participated in my first Google Summer of Code with the Internet Archive. I’ll be sharing the achievements I’ve made with the Open Book Genome Project sequencer, an open source tool which extracts structured data from the contents […]

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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

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