Koha uses Coce, a cover image cache that pulls them from Google Books, Open
Library, and Amazon (requires credentials):
I can't necessarily say how well it works at scale, it's fine for us but we
are a small (<2000 FTE) school.In the past I had issues with this service
because it would send mixed HTTP and HTTPS URLs but it seems like that's
been resolved and it only sends secure resources now.
On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 8:25 AM Kevin Cretsos <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Besides paying vendors like Content Cafe and Syndetics for book jacket
> images, is anyone using APIs to display their book jackets in OPACs or
> discovery layers? For example Google Books, Amazon, etc.?
> Specifically I wasn't sure the logistics of meeting the terms of service as
> a library, additional costs, or any limits to the number of requests? How
> fast did the API work? Would the API be able to handle a catalog with
> millions of bibliographic records?
> If you have any feedback, please let me know.
> We currently use a Content Cafe for images, but we are looking for other
> ways to provide images at a lower cost.
> Kevin Cretsos (he/him)
> Library Systems Support Specialist
> Roesch Library
> University of Dayton
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