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Last edited by Mek
September 14, 2017 | History

What people are working on

Apologies, this page is woefully out of date. You might like to visit the Open Library blog, where we try to post more regular updates.


  • Homepage carousels
  • Availability v2 integration
  • Enhanced work pages (single UI for works and editions)
  • Added metadata for 250k new modern books
  • Implementing "Likes"
  • Implementing user-lists (e.g. goodreads-style "reading", "read", etc)


  • Berkeley iSchool Masters demo by 5/7
  • Scan on Demand home page -
  • New Recent Changes UI V1 done


  • /places
  • new records, cleaning crappy ones, de-dup with cross-reference to authors on wikipedia


  • Stats - slowly moving
  • Print on Demand
  • Organizing Face to Face meeting


  • New index from staging
  • Cleaning up old machines - need to test on PROD index on staging before deletion
  • Concerned about losing some of the old boxes
  • Make a shopping list for new machines (Already have 5 new boxes for search, 1 for DEV available for search)
    • Due by end of week
    • Paul can have 16GB of RAM back - glo to email *today


  • Nothing to report


  • To work on Open Library styles, exploring Work page etc
    • Out May 11-15
    • Finishing non-OL tasks this week
    • Review Works page with glo this week


  • Moved out of OL --> need to reassign Launchpad tasks
  • WWW front-end (on Wiki beta) can be moved to's WWW cluster -Raj & Sam)
  • OL Stats, but stats are broken --> assign to Anand
  • Integrate Book Reader with OL --> Anand/Becky


  • Wrangling launchpad with team
  • Ops overview / hardware architecture
  • Ideas for Edward re: /places
  • Trying to lock down requirements for "good" catalog record imports
  • Reading emails sent to - trying to improve FAQ/process
  • Learning, learning, learning

History Created April 11, 2008 · 30 revisions

September 14, 2017 Edited by Mek Edited without comment.
December 1, 2009 Edited by George Note about out-of-date-ness and a link to the blog.
May 12, 2009 Edited by Anand Chitipothu status update from twiki page
April 13, 2009 Edited by Anand Chitipothu updated with current tasks
April 11, 2008 Created by an anonymous user moving dev docs