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    Daniel Progrestian
    @progrestian
    Hi, I want to implement a search function in my app for OL works. Is there an endpoint/option of the Search API that included the description field of each result without fetching the work through the Works API individually?
    2 replies
    raybb
    @raybb:matrix.org
    [m]
    @progrestian have you tried https://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/api/search
    Eva Zisouli
    @Evazisouli
    Hello! I'm a new contributor and I would like to contribute to the repository. Is there a good first issue noone has taken to begin with?
    Stamatis Liakos
    @STAMATIOSL
    Hi, I am a new contributor. I would like to contribute to a good first issue but I saw that all of these are old. Do you have any idea?
    Mek
    @mekarpeles
    Hi Ankit! This is a channel for the Open Library project. We've replied to an issue you opened on github and, as mentioned, would be delighted to help guide you to receive the feedback you need.
    Howdy @Evazisouli and @STAMATIOSL, sure! Can you help teach me more about the types of improvements/impacts you may be interested in contributing?
    Mek
    @mekarpeles
    At the moment, we have a handful of different projects led by different community Team Leads who can suggest good first issues --
    1. Accessibility
    2. Internationalization
    3. New User Onboarding
    4. Python 3 & Unicode improvements
    5. Barcode Scanner Book-lookup
    6. Twitter & Reddit Book-Discovery bots
    7. BookNotes (community crowd sourced book labels)
    8. Book Genome Project -- identifying semantic entities within book fulltext
    9. Front-end templates and javascript cleanup
    10. Improving mobile experience
    Ankit Sanghvi
    @crew-guy
    Thanks a lot mek !!
    Swapnil Soni
    @SwapnilSoni1999
    Hi, I have submitted a proposal for BookReader repo. I've submitted from gsoc's portal and sharing here as well. Suggestions are appreciated and looking forward from mentors for further guidance. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W-BqdsTIqGbB7sVgGg2dWcCBs0UKmalzVdY5ag_DoTM/edit?usp=sharing
    Mek
    @mekarpeles
    Thanks Swapnil!
    Swapnil Soni
    @SwapnilSoni1999
    Looking forward to be a part :) of this community. I love the BookReader repo though :D
    Also let me know if I need to change anything in proposal. Thankyou <3
    jneumann
    @jneumann
    Where is a good place to start helping out with this project. I see that there are a lot of issues tagged as Good First Issue, but I also see there are 79 PRs waiting to be merged.
    Swapnil Soni
    @SwapnilSoni1999
    Hi @jneumann which project you're talking about?
    Bharat
    @BharatKalluri

    I've been able to run the dev OL locally using docker. I'm trying to login as an admin using openlibrary@example.com and admin123 but am getting back an error saying requests.exceptions.MissingSchema: Invalid URL '/openlibrary.org/_store/account/openlibrary': No schema supplied. Perhaps you meant http:///openlibrary.org/_store/account/openlibrary?

    Looks like I'm missing the base URL config somewhere. Can someone help me out by pointing what I should be changing?

    Eva Zisouli
    @Evazisouli
    Hello! I've seen that a lot of good first issues don't have an assignee but someone has proposed to work with them. This means that these issues are already taken, right? Also, because I'm having a difficulty in finding an easy issue to work on as a new contributor, could anybody propose some?
    1 reply
    Mek
    @mekarpeles

    Here are few good first issues:
    https://github.com/internetarchive/openlibrary/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3A%22Good+First+Issue%22

    Also, there are many issues per-team

    When in doubt whether an issue has been claimed, ask on the issue and the appropriate Team lead can reply!

    Stamatis Liakos
    @STAMATIOSL
    Can someone give me some feedback about the book merging and the difference between books and works?
    raybb
    @raybb:matrix.org
    [m]
    @STAMATIOSL: reading this is a good place to start https://openlibrary.org/help/faq/editing#work-edition
    Stamatis Liakos
    @STAMATIOSL
    @raybb:matrix.org Thank you! And do you know something about the book merging?
    raybb
    @raybb:matrix.org
    [m]
    I don't know much I usually just report it via the link at the bottom of all pages and they fix within a day.
    Mek
    @mekarpeles
    https://openlibrary.org/volunteer#librarian -- this is a great way to learn more about contacting the librarian team to help out :)
    ESKehler
    @ESKehler
    hey i'm running into trouble when using the docker-compose build command
    image.png
    1 reply
    following along with the docker readme file, lmk if it's out of date
    ESKehler
    @ESKehler
    haha jk, it might help if i start docker
    1 reply
    ">_<
    Lakshya Dhariwal
    @lakshya-dhariwal
    hey guys is the official irc for open library . I did not find any links on the project readme. Found this room on my own
    Lakshya Dhariwal
    @lakshya-dhariwal
    i know javascript css and html
    can i contribute to open library
    1 reply
    or Do you use Frameworks like react
    1 reply
    Swapnil Soni
    @SwapnilSoni1999
    Hi, I've submitted my proposal for gsoc'21 for BookReader repo. I want to discuss some ideas with the team can I have the slack channel invite please :)
    Louis de Beaumont
    @louisdeb
    Hi. I've been having a look at #4492 as a first issue. The only problem I've run into is that my css changes aren't taking effect. I can run make css and the changes take place in page-subject.css, but this altered page-subject doesn't seem to be loaded on my local instance of the app. I've restarted the app etc. to no avail.
    23 replies
    Louis de Beaumont
    @louisdeb
    (I use Firefox with the cache disabled)
    Louis de Beaumont
    @louisdeb
    Possibly RE memcached ?
    Mek
    @mekarpeles

    Our gitter is mostly staffed by our community / volunteers. If you need a quick answer and you find yourself blocked on...

    • BookReader issues, please tag @cdrini
    • Open Library Docker issues, please tag @dhruvmanila
    • Archive.org issues, please email brenton@archive.org
    • Open Library issues, feel free to email me at mek@archive.org

    If you hit a bug, please remember to first create an issue and then post your issue # here in gitter!
    https://github.com/internetarchive/openlibrary/issues

    I will do my best to read up in this channel and make sure everyone is responded to!
    Louis de Beaumont
    @louisdeb
    @dhruvmanila In response to Mek's message, do you have any suggestions to my above issue?
    jimman2003
    @jimman2003:matrix.org
    [m]
    When you apply for a librarian position,should you expect a email response or anything else?
    Swapnil Soni
    @SwapnilSoni1999

    Hi, I've submitted my proposal for gsoc'21 for BookReader repo. I want to discuss some ideas with the team can I have the slack channel invite please :)

    @cdrini please have a look

    Mek
    @mekarpeles
    @jimman2003:matrix.org yup! You should expect a message from Lisa, if not, you can send an email to me directly: mek@archive.org and I can make sure you are helped! Thank you!!
    @SwapnilSoni1999 you should have received an invitation to the bookreader channel. :) thanks!
    Mek
    @mekarpeles
    @lakshya125 we use a bit of vue in some places, but our main priority is making sure the website's core functionality works even when javascript is disabled.
    We want the website to be as reliable, as accessible, and as performant / fast to our audience as possible.
    If you have ideas on how we can achieve all three of these things, we're all ears and would love your help! :D
    निरंजन
    @pantoji:matrix.org
    [m]
    Is there any central and dynamic .bib (a LaTeX-supported bibliography format) repository of all the citations present on the open library?
    If yes, how to access it? If no, can this be a potential feature request for the project?
    Lakshya Dhariwal
    @lakshya-dhariwal
    Hey @mekarpeles How much JavaScript skills are required to contribute to Open Library . I am fluent in DOM Manipulation . Are there any contributions I can make ( maybe some issues you could suggest) or do I need to be more of a js expert.