I wanted to mention that I pointed to the Open Library covers API
earlier, and it so happens that was on a day when OL covers was down
(possibly due to the disruption of the fire at the Internet Archive). So
if you've been having trouble with OL covers, it has been reported that
they are now available again.
On 11/7/13 6:57 AM, Brent Ferguson wrote:
> LibraryThing's API may have book cover art , can't remember...
> We pay for Syndetics (cover art service) (owned by Bowker) and can use that for our cover art outside PAC
> From: Code for Libraries [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Chris Fitzpatrick [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 9:56 AM
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] display book covers
> I think you can do this all with JS or Coffeescript.
> Here's a fiddle :
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 10:12 PM, Daryl Grenz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Powell's Books provides an API (http://api.powells.com/stable) and direct
>> links to their book covers by ISBN13 only.
>> Regarding the limit on daily use of the Google Books API, I think from
>> when I used it before that if you access cover links through the Dynamic
>> Links API (https://developers.google.com/books/docs/dynamic-links) there
>> is no daily limit.
>> - Daryl
>>> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 15:13:35 +0000
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>>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] display book covers
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>>> Hi all,
>>> Anyone have some good resources about tools for gathering book cover
>> images? I'm building that into our next catalog update, which uses
>> Blacklight, but I'm not necessarily looking for Rails-only approaches. My
>> questions are more general:
>>> What sources are out there? (ex. Google Books, amazon)
>>> Making it work?
>>> I'm trying out Google Books at the moment, just making a call to their
>> API. This can be asynchronously and loaded after the rest of the page, or
>> cached, perhaps even store the url in solr or a database table?
>>> I am trying out a Google Books gem, which is just a wrapper for the
>>> Other thoughts?
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Adam Wead
>>> Systems and Digital Collections Librarian
>>> Library + Archives
>>> Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
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>>>  https://github.com/zeantsoi/GoogleBooks
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