Monday, July 6, 2009

Open Library

A web page for every book ever written, with no axe to grind (or books to sell). This is a project that might be very valuable, from Englands The Guardian.

Guardian: The scheme is to create a single page on the web for every book that has ever been published; an enormous, searchable catalogue of information about millions of books.... But with information about books already being processed by hugely popular websites such as Google and Amazon, the question remains – why bother?

George Oates, the newly installed project leader, says it's a way to preserve book records for history and, crucially, make the information usable by anybody. More...

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