• Flickr + OpenLibrary = Bookdata goodness
    As we noted some months ago, George Oates, former designer and more at Flickr, probably the best designed site on the web, moved to the OpenLibrary. And now this exciting move has borne some fascinating fruit: OpenLibrary Machine Tags on Flickr. Stick with us. Machine tags are machine-readable versions of the ubiquitous tag system that Flickr and now many, many sites use to describe and organise content. So far, they’ve mostly been used to link music gigs or upcoming events with photos, but they’re expanding slowly. Machine tags are an incredibly important link in the bookdata ...
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