[Oberon] [EXT] My "Building Your Own Tools" Papers

R. S. Doiel rsdoiel at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 19:56:07 CEST 2021

On 8/17/21 10:53 AM, Colby Russell wrote:
> Robert perhaps misspoke.  Open Library does aim to ingest all book
> metadata to fulfill their goal of "one web page for every book ever
> published".  In this sense, it's more akin to to a library's card
> catalog, rather than the library's content itself.
> archive.org, on the other hand (and which *is* a library), operates the
> controlled digital lending program.  Open Library integrates with
> archive.org services, so if there is a public domain scan available, or
> if the book is available through digital lending, then the catalog entry
> for that edition links directly to the archive.org-hosted version. Open
> Library also happens to be a project by archive.org.  This is admittedly
> pretty confusing.

Thank you Colby! You explained it much better than me.

All the best,


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