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Public Library: An American Commons

Public Library: An American Commons is a photography exhibition on at the San Francisco Public Library’s Jewett Gallery, running from April 9 to June 12. The photographer, Robert Dawson, has captured the American relationship with public libraries across the country in a series of intimate portraits. From the Design Observer review:

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Minimum Viable Record?

Having worked more closely with bibliographic data than I had ever expected to over the last couple of years, I still can’t quite believe how complicated it can be. I keep holding tight something Karen Coyle told me when I first started at Open Library, that “library metadata is diabolically rational.” Now that I’ve witnessed […]

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Get Thee to a Library!

For our first big release of 2011, we’d like to introduce you to a couple of new bits and pieces on Open Library: A new home page design When we launched the site redesign almost a year ago, the home page was trying to make it clear that it was possible to edit the Open […]

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Loading the text of 2 million books into solr

Here at the Internet Archive we’ve scanned millions of books. One of our challenges is helping people find books they want to read. The bibliographic records can be searched in Open Library. If somebody knows the title they can find the book. It would be useful if all the text inside the book was also […]

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Armistice Day

From The Western Front, published in 1917. A series of sketches, drawings and paintings from the ‘Ruined Tower of Becordel-Becourt’ to the ‘The Giant Slotters,’ Mr. Muirhead Bone’s sketches give us a unique eyewitness account of life on the Western Front. There are over 2,800 books you can read online about World War, 1914-1918.

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