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Re: Open Library provides API to access 13.4 million books

From: Rob Styles <Rob.Styles@talis.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 13:50:23 +0100
To: public-lod@w3.org
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Cc: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>, Alexis Rossi <alexis@archive.org>, Kahle Brewster <brewster@archive.org>, Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>

Isn't it just crying out for it! :-)

We (Talis) donated 5.7 million bibliographic records to the data at  
Open Library earlier in the year and have been talking to them about  
several ways we can help the project further. We've been talking to  
them a whole lot about minting URIs, some based on my Semantic Marc  
work and also the existing OL URIs for things.

At the moment the raw contributed data is available for download from  
Internet Archive, but the processed, de-duped version (which OL have  
in ThingDB) is not yet available. Aaron says they'll be making that  
available soon. The plan is that once that's available we'll host a  
Linked Data version, with the usual content negotiation patterns with  
links to RDF output and the HTML and full-texts on openlibrary.org.

:->

Rob Styles
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On 16 May 2008, at 09:42, Chris Bizer wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I just saw this on programmable web:
>
> The Open Library has released an API now providing access to  
> metadata about 13.4 million books, including over 234,000 records  
> with full-text for the book. See:
>
> http://blog.programmableweb.com/2008/05/16/open-library-api-cataloging-13-million-books/
>
> Does anybody know if they are also working on a Linked Data  
> interface to their catalog?
>
> If not, this API really cries for a Linked Data wrapper :-)
>
> Cheers
>
> Chris
>
>
> --
> Chris Bizer
> Freie Universitšt Berlin
> +49 30 838 54057
> chris@bizer.de
> www.bizer.de
>
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