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CODE4LIB May 2013

Subject:

Re: Open Library Internet Archive BookReader

From:

David Riordan <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 31 May 2013 13:16:47 -0700

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Starting to use it at NYPL. Sadly there's been very little core activity on the project since late 2010. Could really stand to have a new vigorous core maintainer. 
—
Sent from Mailbox for iPad

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 3:47 PM, Rhoads, Joseph <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> We also use the Open Library Internet Archive BookReader as one of our book
> viewers at Brown.
> https://repository.library.brown.edu/services/book_reader/set/bdr:218476/
> Another option we've adapted is Portfolio.js which we call the Portfolio
> Viewer
> https://repository.library.brown.edu/services/book_reader/portfolio/bdr:218476/
> This is our current solution for large books with occasional irregularly
> sized page.
> Happy to answer questions.
> -Joseph
> --
> Joseph Rhoads
> Digital Repository Manager
> Brown University Library
> On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM, Hicks, William <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> We are using it in an edit app on the admin side of the digital libraries
>> @ UNT.
>>
>> On an expanded note.  Does anyone have some success they can share in
>> regards to serving materials through bookreader where the contained pages
>> of a single item have variable widths and/or heights? Building off the demo
>> assumes a fixed width/height ratio, which in our experience is not always
>> the case (consider the book with the occasional map foldout).
>>
>> In our case we do not know an image's dimensions until it has loaded so we
>> can't construct an array on the server side to lookup against, and doing so
>> on page load would charge us a significant penalty for large items (books
>> with 1000s of pages). My current hack has "auto" filled to the width, which
>> breaks centering and thumbs, but renders the odd page as legible.
>>
>> So any thoughts/ideas? Thanks in advance!
>>
>> Will
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>> John Jung
>> Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 1:34 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Open Library Internet Archive BookReader
>>
>> We use this software at the University of Chicago Library as well:
>>
>> http://chicagoan.lib.uchicago.edu/xtf/view?docId=bookreader/mvol-0010-v005-
>> i08/mvol-0010-v005-i08.xml;brand=default#page/1/mode/1up
>>
>> John Jung
>> Web Project Manager
>> University of Chicago Library
>>
>> >On May 30, 2013, at 5:04 PM, "Robinson, Lakeisha"
>> ><[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>> >
>> >Hello Everyone, is anybody using the Open Library Internet Archive
>> >BookReader for page turning?
>>

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