People often ask me how I find about about x, y, and/or z online. I typically don’t go out hunting for things; I simply have certain online folks that I pay attention to. This has served me well and has got me in the early doors of web design, the dot-com boom, and many of the 2.0 goodies like Flickr, Twitter, delicious, etc. These are the people who are making things happen, know people who are making things happen, or who the powers turn to make things happen.
One of those people is George Oates. She was the original designer of the Flickr interface and spearheaded Flickr Commons, an online photographical archive of many of the worlds great treasure troves of Special Collections.
Now George is at Open Library and I share this with you so that you, o wise library and technical brethren, can keep an eye on it. Get involved with it. Help it out. Help it grow. Contribute, participate, share, and foster.
Open Library is a site creating a web page for every book ever published. A project of the non-profit Internet Archive and funded in part by a California State Library grant, they still need help. They need your help.
So help them and, in turn, help yourself.