Information Access Seminar

Open Library, Collections, and Networks

Friday, February 11, 2011
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
George Oates, the Open Library, Internet Archive

George Oates will show the Open Library project, which is building a page on the web for every book ever published. There are interesting effects of having an open, editable bibliographic dataset available on the web.

George Oates has worked in the web since 1996, most recently as director of the Internet Archive's Open Library project. Before that, she created the Flickr Commons program after four years as Flickr's lead designer. She's been cultivating an interest in the digital humanities for the past couple of years, wondering how to make it OK for the great unwashed to help sort everything out.

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March 26, 2015