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Free E-Books Project
Galecia principal, Lori Ayre, and Galecia Associate, Karen Coyle, worked with the Santa Clara County Library to test the effect of making freely available ebooks available to patrons directly from the Library catalog. Working with the Internet Archive APIs and content, the Galecia team converted MARC records for the Library to load into their catalog. These records allow patrons to download e-books directly from the catalog (without having to go to the Internet Archive's Open Library website). SCCLD decided to name this collection "Always Available E-Books" to distinguish others that had check-out limits.
All the code created to accomplish this project is available from this link:
For Librarians who would like to learn more about the project, we've prepared the attached document that describes more of the why and how!