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George ADMIN May 7, 2010
So, we launched the new site yesterday. Woo! And have a big announcement today - more than 1 million free ebooks available now! blog.openlibrary.org/2010/05/06/over-1-million-digital-bo...

Group Description

Hello! We're from Open Library, a project from the Internet Archive.

We're in search of book lovers to help make Open Library a truly rich online resource for information about books. Our goal is to host a page on the web for every book ever published, and we want more than stuffy old ISBN numbers!

We'd love to see photos of book covers or photos of authors that you're comfortable to have us display on Open Library as a cover image.

Here are some examples: Tethered, 1000 Robots, Spaceships & Other Tin Toys, and Toolbox for Sustainable City Living.

Ideally, any cover photos you add will use a Creative Commons license. That way we won't have to ask you individually for permission - much easier!

You can even add the cover images yourself over on Open Library - just search for the book and click on "Change Cover" - then you can paste in a link to the photo here on Flickr, and add a link to the Flickr photo page in the "Notes" field.

Another option is to add a "machine tag" to your book cover photo here on Flickr. That will create a link between your photo and the book record on Open Library. (How To.) You can also connect photos you've taken of authors in the same way, since authors also get their own wiki-editable page on Open Library.

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Group Rules

By adding your book cover photo to this group, you're giving us permission to make use of the image on Open Library. We'll give you attribution by way of a link.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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