Year in Review: Open Library Passes Six Million Registered Users in 2022, More Than 4.3 Million Books Borrowed
From an Open Library Blog Post:
It seems like just the other day when the Open Library welcomed its 2 millionth registered patron in 2018. This year, we zoomed past 6M registered book lovers who collectively in 2022 have borrowed 4.3M books and counting, and who have added more than 4.7M books to their reading logs. Our book catalog expanded to nearly 38M editions and we cleaned up nearly 230k low quality records.
Together, our team released a flurry of features and improvements to the Open Library service including:
- Google Signup
- Account Anonymization & Data Exports
- Unified Search Page Navigation
- Improvements to Main Site Navigation
- Trending Books Feeds
- Book barcode scanner improvements
- Librarian Merge Queue (and 28k+ merged books)
- Book List social previews
Imminently coming is a game changing smart edition-search upgrade, a Yearly Reading Goals feature, support for Web Books, a significantly more usable 1-stop “My Books” page, and design improvements to the Books Page.
Learn Much More, Read the Blog Post (548 pages)
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