British Library licenses database to Amazon

<p>The British Library has opened its bibliographic catalogues for use by, so that an additional 2.55 million books can be traded through its site, including rare and antiquarian titles.</p><p>The licence allows Amazon users to buy rare and antiquarian books from third-party sellers through its Marketplace feature. About 1.7 million of the catalogued titles date before the introduction of ISBNs in 1970. Some obscure music, ballads and poems date back to 1570.</p><p>Buyers will be able to search for a rare book on Amazon's Marketplace, while Marketplace sellers will be able to ...

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