Conquering WorldCat

While at the Midwinter ALA Radical Reference meeting we were visited by a young man who wanted to talk to us about a new project he was working on.. The Open Library, which essentially frees up library records for all. It sounded like an exciting project, and I liked his moxie. That said, I didn’t know anything about him and wondered about the viability of his project. Then I stumbled across this article from the Chronicle, detailing his project, and also detailing him and his past projects. Turns out he helped write RSS at the age of 14, and then sold his company Reddit to Conde Nast while still a teen. Ho hum. I have much greater confidence and renewed excitement about this project. If you’re a librarian, help him out!

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