Yesterday a pop-up IndieWeb meet-up (event page) took place on Personal Libraries / distributed libraries.
It was a nice group of people, and I was able to put some faces to names of people I've had in my feedreader for a good while. I had to miss the start, which was family dinner / putting our 5yo to be time in our timezone, but was able to join three sessions afterwards. The conversations were
Recently I've been looking at how we can best spread the word on what books we hold in the small @EICAS museum library. Basically it seems OCLC's https://worldcat.org is the only real game in town (there's also https://library.link but that seems like a bit of a ghost town), but the costs are a barrier.
A more open alternative, perhaps as accompaniment to the indeed-great https://openlibrary.org/ would fill a void I think.
Do you know of other interesting initiatives?
@raboof worldcat was also mentioned yday in the session. Also Library of Congress LCCN was mentioned, but that's US specific obviously.
But I don't know of others.
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