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Celebrating Gandhi’s Birthday

George Oates has a good post about Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on the Open Library Blog, which links to several historical texts by Gandhi.


Happy Birthday to this great man in human history. And in general, I wonder how we might begin to deliver “timely history” for visitors to Open Library. What timely historic texts might we display, driven by the editorial of the day?


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October 3, 2009 at 11:11 am

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Into The Wild: Breathing New Life Into Collections

George Oates, the Director of the Open Library project, gave a talk to Society of Archivists called Into The Wild: Breathing New Life Into Collections. In her talk, George talks about her previous work as the lead designer of Flickr and her work on the Flickr Commons. She also talks about the challenges and future directions of Open Library, and gives a sneak peek at the upcoming OL redesign. Check out the slides from her presentation!

OL: Into the Wild 2

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September 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm