Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Internet Archive's new book viewer

Here's a sample that apparently only works in Firefox and Safari:



This is great! I love that IA has integrated a really usable book viewer into their offerings, and I'm intrigued by the fact that it's open source. Since BHL content is being scanned and served through Internet Archive, I could envision building the following enhancements into this viewer:

2 comments:

Martin said...

Raj also noted that the code can be used outside of the IA portal, so a copy could be run on a BHL server and pull JP2s (or GIF, or PNG, or JPG) from any source

Chris Freeland said...

Yep, the code is available:
http://demo.openlibrary.org:9021/file/282d4964722d/bookreader/

Wiki here:
http://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/bookreader

Bug tracker:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnubook/+bugs