Monday, January 8th, 2007

Nine million books / hiring reminder

Yesterday we hit nine million books cataloged. We’re plan to make a HUGE deal out of ten million—a super-duper book pile contest, games, prizes, hay rides, a moon walk—but I’ll let nine million slide with the following:

  • Going from eight million to nine million took less than a month. We’re speeding up!
  • The book nine million was the espionage thriller Triple by Ken Follett. It was added by long-time foxsilver, who gets a free gift account for his luck.
  • If LibraryThing were a “real” library, we’d now be the 10th largest in the country (ALA fact sheet)

Reminder: We’re looking for a database and systems administrator. If you are one, or know of one, let us know. We’d love to get someone local, but telecommuting is also a possiblity. LibraryThing runs on Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. We offer health, dental and boredom insurance.

My apologies on some projects (author disambiguation, search) taking too long. We’re pretty consumed with the job hunt right now. We did just hire a new developer so once we can get back to developing, we’re going to gallop.

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