The Open Library wants to become the Wikipedia for books

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      The Open Library may not look like much yet, but its goal is no less ambitious than to become the Wikipedia for books.

      Launched in 2007 as a project of the Internet Archive, this on-line catalogue now contains records for more than 22 million fiction and nonfiction works.

      Although that total is well short of the Open Library’s home-page-stated goal of “One web page for every book”, that could change if the site, which remains in beta, catches on with bibliophiles and librarians worldwide.

      Using the wiki interface, anyone visiting the site can easily add and edit book entries.

      You can also search the full text of over one million books to find what you’re looking for.

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