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read.gov launches with open-source IA BookReader

The Library of Congress has launched read.gov, and they are using the Internet Archive BookReader! The BookReader is an open-source project that you can use on your own website!

From the Open Library blog:

We were thrilled to see our BookReader on the read.gov site today. The Library is using it to showcase of some gorgeous books from their Rare Book Collection, like “A Wonder-Book for Girls & Boys,” “The Baby’s Own Aesop,” and “A Christmas Carol.”

You might also be interested to follow along with a “book in progress” called The Exquisite Corpse Adventure, “an episodic progressive story game” with more than 20 contributors.

There’s information about the BookReader software on the Open Library site if you’re code-y too. We love it when the BookReader gets used!

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Written by internetarchive

October 29, 2009 at 4:16 am

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  1. The Biodiversity Heritage Library is also using the BookReader software: http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9609776 It works great!

    Chris Freeland

    October 30, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    • We love seeing our code get used!

      Mang

      November 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm


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