Open Source Book Widgets

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List of Existing Open Source Book Widget Software and Projects

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Amazon Book Picture

Author: Serhat Cinar

Plugin homepage: http://narcanti.keyboardsamurais.de/amazon-book-picture.html

License: unknown

Description: Include a simple tag with a books asin or isbn in your posts which is replaced by an image of that book from amazon.


Amazon Einzeltitellinks

Author: Dietmar Mitterer-Zublasing

Plugin homepage: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/amazon-einzeltitellinks/

License: unknown

Description: Includes book cover and link (option: with amazon partner id) to amazon in blog posting.


Amazon Ottawa Public Library Linky

Author: Bryan Larson

Plugin homepage: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/24035

License: unknown

Description: Search the Ottawa Public Library Catalog from Amazon book listings


Amazon Showcase Wordpress Widget

Author: Aaron Forgue

Plugin homepage: http://aaronforgue.com/projects/amazon-showcase

License: GNU GPL

Description: Amazon Showcase is a Wordpress Widget/Plugin for showcasing items from Amazon. Simply enter the ASIN/ISBN numbers of any products and optionally enter an Associate ID for earning commissions. The product image will be displayed with a link to the product detail page on Amazon.com.

bookdatadownloader

Author: Mike Beccaria

Homepage: http://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/bookreader

License: GNU General Public License v3

Description: Python software that reads a text file containing ISBN numbers and uses them to query Open Library and Google Book Search for book information from the respective libraries and adds them to a MYSQL database. Also downloads and processes book thumbnail covers.

More information can be found in Mike's article in Code4Lib Journal: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/1009

Internet Archive Flipbook

Author: Internet Archive

Homepage: http://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/bookreader

License: GNU Affero GPL

Description: The Internet Archive Flipbook reader is an online bookreader that can be used standalone or embedded in a webpage. It is designed to work with the books made available through Archive.org but can also be adapted for use with books in other formats.

ISBN2WP

Author: Christian Hauschke

Plugin homepage: http://infobib.de/blog/2008/08/20/isbn2wp-alpha-release/

License: GNU GPL

Description: The plugin grabs bibliographic data (Dublin Core) the Common Union Catalogue via SRU, adds a search link to GVK via SeeAlso (I currently use isbn2gso) and includes a OpenUrl COinS.


Openbook Wordpress Plugin

Author: John Miedema

Plugin homepage: http://code.google.com/p/openbook4wordpress/

Author homepage: http://johnmiedema.ca

License: GNU GPL

Description: OpenBook WordPress Plugin inserts a book cover, title, author, and other book data in WordPress. It links to detailed book information in the data source, Open Library. Users have complete control over the display using templates. OpenBook can link directly to a library's catalogue records by configuring an OpenURL resolver. OpenBook inserts COinS so that other applications like Zotero can pick up the book data. OpenBook is useful for book reviewers, book bloggers, library webmasters, anyone who to put book covers and other book data on their WordPress website.


Research Blogging and CrossRef

Author: CrossRef (?)

Plugin homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/crossref-cite/

License: GNU GPL

Description: Look up a reference at [1] and include DOI citation in blog posting.


unAPI Server for WordPress

Author: Mike Giarlo, Peter Binkley

Plugin homepage: http://lackoftalent.org/michael/blog/unapi-wordpress-plug-in/

License: GNU GPL

Description: The unAPI Server is a WordPress plug-in implementing the final version of the unAPI specification, "a tiny HTTP API for the few basic operations necessary to copy discrete, identified content from any kind of web application."

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