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Last edited by Giovanni Damiola
September 9, 2013 | History

About Us

One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal.

To build Open Library, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, and lots of people who are willing to contribute their time and effort to building the site.

To date, we have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way.

Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget--it's all welcome. We have a small team of fantastic programmers who have accomplished a lot, but we can't do it alone!

Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation.

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History

December 4, 2015 Edited by Giovanni Damiola Edited without comment.
September 9, 2013 Edited by Jessamyn West rm events for now
July 27, 2010 Edited by girl2k subject/verb agreement with "data"
May 20, 2010 Edited by George Added a link to the book drive
May 19, 2010 Edited by George Shifting links around