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Re: Open Library provides API to access 13.4 million books

From: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 09:55:10 -0700
Message-ID: <dc21c7860805160955l5a4e0f2dheda95edec1b0c7dc@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Rob Styles" <rob.styles@talis.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, "Alexis Rossi" <alexis@archive.org>, "Kahle Brewster" <brewster@archive.org>, "Chris Bizer" <chris@bizer.de>
Exactly. We've still got a few more million records to import, so we
were planning to wait until that was finished before we did the dumps.

Still, if people want to look at the output of the JSON APIs and
brainstorm about what the right RDF schema for the data would be, that
would be great and we can try publishing it for some test data on our
own servers.

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 3:36 AM, Rob Styles <rob.styles@talis.com> wrote:
> 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
> Programme Manager, Data Services, Talis
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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 Universit├Ąt Berlin
>> +49 30 838 54057
>> chris@bizer.de
>> www.bizer.de
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