Book Cover Images (BookChaser.com)

Here is a fun resource called Book Chaser for looking up book covers.

It is an experimental tool that lets people compare what book covers are available through different APIs. It uses four underlying services to look up that information: LibraryThing’s covers API, OpenLibrary’s JSON API, Amazon’s Associates Web Service, Google’s Books API and Worldcat’s xISBN.

You need to know the ISBN for the book, but it accepts both ISBN 10 and 13. It would be much easier to look up items by the title of the book or author, but it is still a fun resource.

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on August 31, 2009, in Tech Toys and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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