Liveblogging the “Making Books Apparent” meeting
Brewster Kahle, IA:
- 1.6 Million public domain books on archive.org
- 20 Scanning centers in 5 countries
- 150 contributing libraries
- 20th century books not well-represented online
- IA is starting to receive and own physical books
- Today, IA will launch the BookServer project, and demostrate loans of 20th century works
- BookServer will integrate publishers, libraries, booksellers, and readers in in an open, robust system.
Peter Brantley, IA:
- We need a web of books that will permit people to find, buy, download, and read books on any device.
- Will be based on Lexcycle’s Stanza iPhone app
- The data interchange will be based on Atom
- BookServer will work with any e-book format. EPUB will be the common format.
- “Bookserver” is the architechture.
- “OPDS” is the technical specification.
- “Catalogs” are made using OPDS.
- “Atom” is the XML scheme for OPDS.
- Any web site can run a bookstore.
- Libraries, bookstores, and publishers can join in
- Search engines can server as book gateways
- Aggregators can harvest multiple catalogs
- New uses will be emerging
Keith Fahlgren, O’Reilly Media:
” I really like to create the future I want to inherit.”
- Readers (both people and devices)
Marc Prud’hommeaux, Lexcycle:
Showing demo of how 1.5M IA EPUBs in Stanza, through BookServer ecosystem:
Hadrien Gardeur, Feedbooks:
Subscriptions in OPDS:
A Hulu for Magazines and Newspapers through OPDS? Sure, we can do it!
Michael Ang, IA:
Open-source tools for creating OPDS catalogs at http://github.com/internetarchive