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Friday, May 23, 2008

OpenLibrary news

If you've not heard of the initiative, the idea is "one web page
for every book ever published."

A pretty noble undertaking....
Anyhow, news is that have now have a total of 13.4 million books,
with about 18 million more records to go.
Of course quantity and quality are not the same. ;-D
As for where these records are coming from, they have started
merging library records with other book data (vendor data?)

An API has been created for use by developers at
Other news includes some translation services,
and the fulltext searching of 230,000 books.

To visit the openlibrary project,

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