Thursday, November 06, 2008

Blog post: Quality of Book Digitization

Tim O'Reilly asked to use comments by Juliet Sutherland of Distributed Proofreaders as a guest blog post. Sutherland, whose organization does all the quality checking and correction for Project Gutenberg, is concerned about the quality being produced by mass digitization programs, i.e., missing pages. Her concerns are with projects such as those run by Google and the Internet Archive, while she says:
Our experience with various (book page) image archives suggests that those archives associated with libraries are usually reasonably good.
Her comments are well thought out and articulated. Worth looking at.

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