I have been using all four, and they seem to be working out. None of
them are TOO too slow. But I haven't fully investigated or tracked for
'non-consistent performance', not sure what you mean there, just that
sometimes it's slow? All of those seem to work fairly well for me.
There is another source of free _movie_ cover images, but I forget what
it is and haven't investigated it yet. Also there are several sources
for free musical album cover images, which likewise I haven't
investigated yet but would like to.
Edward M. Corrado wrote:
> Hello all,
> We are reevaluating our source of cover images. At this point I have
> identified four possible sources of free images:
> 1. Amazon
> 2. Google Books
> 3. LibraryThing
> 4. OpenLibrary
> I know that their is some question if the Amazon and Google books images
> will allow this (although I've also yet to hear Amazon or Google telling
> libraries that use their Web services for this to cease and desist).
> However, besides that issue, has anyone noticed any technical problems
> with any of these four? I'm especially concerned about slow and/or
> non-consistent performance.