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Introducing Trusted Book Providers

Building the Internet’s library is no easy task, and it can’t be done alone. Thankfully, we’re not alone in wanting to provide access to knowledge, books, and reading — which is why we’re excited to introduce Trusted Book Providers into Open Library. This feature allows us to provide direct “Read” links to a number of carefully selected, reputable sources of books online. Integrations with Project Gutenberg and LibriVox are up and running, and integrations with Standard Ebooks, OpenStax, and Wikisource are in progress. By linking to these outstanding organizations, we’re excited to help promote their wonderful work as well as give Open Library patrons easy access to more trusted sources for digital books. We see this as a step in helping the world of open access books flourish.

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Re-thinking Open Library’s Book Pages

by Mek Karpeles, Tabish Shaikh We’ve redesigned our Book Pages: Before →After. Please share your feedback with us. A web page for every book… This is the mission of Open Library: a free, inclusive, online digital library catalog which helps readers find information about any book ever published. Millions of books in Open Library’s catalog […]

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Not just scanning – Thoreau’s Cape Cod

It makes no odds what it is you carry, so long as you carry the truth along with you. – intro to 1893 edition There are many good responses to “Why do we still have libraries when everything is online?” My favorite one has to do with the importance of finding people to curate and […]

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New Titles in Lending Library!

Our little lending library is continuing to grow, this time with 90 new titles purchased directly from two fabulous eBook publishers: A Book Apart & Smashwords. 3 titles from A Book Apart are all must-reads for any discerning web professional…

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The Precious Hand of Isaac Newton

We had some welcome visitors at our weekly Books meeting this morning: the coordinators of the Internet Archive’s scanning efforts, from 21 scanning centers around the planet. It was great to hear from Andy, who runs the scanning out of Boston Public Library, who mentioned how happy BPL are to have scanned one of their […]

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