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 > From: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [CODE4LIB] display book covers > To: [log in to unmask] > > 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? > > Tools? > I am trying out a Google Books gem, which is just a wrapper for the api. > > Other thoughts? > > Thanks in advance, > > …adam > > ______________________________ > Adam Wead > Systems and Digital Collections Librarian > Library + Archives > Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum > 216.515.1960 > [log in to unmask] > >  https://github.com/zeantsoi/GoogleBooks > This communication is a confidential and proprietary business communication. It is intended solely for the use of the designated recipient(s). If this communication is received in error, please contact the sender and delete this communication.