The Book Depository & BibDib

Eoin Purcell

The Book Depository Updated
Its site today and it does look prettier and smoother to use. Which makes me happy as the Book Depository has become my bookshop of choice. One of the best things about the book depository is Mark Thwaite’s blog, Editor’s Corner. Mark writes great stuff and you should read it if you have any interest in books, publishing and technology.

Hidden in the Press Release
But alongside the announcement of the improved site was this gem:

“In the coming months, further enhancements to bookdepository.co.uk will go live. In the background, we are also working on a number of other fascinating projects. Personally, I’m tremendously excited about a huge Web 2.0 project we are building called BibDib [url still directs to the Book Depository homepage].

BibDib will be a massive online bibliographic database that contains information about all the world’s books AND all the writing about those books! It is a huge, and ambitious, project and one that the team here at The Book Depository is in a superb place to deliver.”

Mark described it as:

very, very editable and addable and Web 2.0-tastic!! Think world’s biggest bibliographic database meets wikipedia meets IMDB.com …

Now if you are not excited by that then I don’t know what will work! Looking forward very much to seeing what come of this. Perhaps a rival to LibraryThing for my attention?

Very Facebook’d and Stumble’d Upon today (Welcome Stumblers)
Eoin

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5 comments

  1. Hi Eoin — thanks so much for the warm words about both The Book Depository and my blog, Editor’s Corner. Very good of you.

    And, yes, BibDib is tremendously exciting. Early days yet, but a lot of work going on in the background.

    Hi fox-fearing girl (really? foxes are gorgeous!) — so glad you like the new look site too …

    warmest regards

    mark from The Book Depository

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