Peter Murray, the Disruptive Library Technology Jester has provided a screencast demonstrating the Open Library Project. The project’s aim is to create a catalogue of “every book” using library and publisher bibliographic data using a wiki-like interface.
It raises some big questions for libraries. As Peter says, “Open Library is one of those mind-bending, assumption-shattering projects that, at least for me, is challenging my thoughts about what library service could be and should be.”
The screencast runs for around 12 minutes. You can try out the demonstration site by cataloguing a book or two, or editing existing books and author pages.