May 18, 2022

New Article: “Ebooks without Vendors: Using Open Source Software to Create and Share Meaningful Ebook Collections”

The following article appears in the latest issue of The Code4Lib Journal (Issue 25).


Ebooks without Vendors: Using Open Source Software to Create and Share Meaningful Ebook Collections


Matt Weaver
Westlake Porter Public Library, Westlake, OH


The Code4Lib Journal (No. 25)


The Community Cookbook project began with wondering how to take local cookbooks in the library’s collection and create a recipe database. The final website is both a recipe website and collection of ebook versions of local cookbooks. This article will discuss the use of open source software at every stage in the project, which proves that an open source publishing model is possible for any library.

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Quick Comment From Gary Price

This article was written by our very good friend, trusted colleague, and someone who shares with us a non-stop stream of possible inclusion on infoDOCKET, Matt Weaver. Matt is the IT Manager at Westlake Porter Public Library in Westlake, OH. Thanks for the help Matt and congrats/kudos on the publication of this article.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.