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[1], which is just a wrapper for the api.

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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