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Old 10-04-2010, 11:02 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by AlexBell View Post
Thanks very much for uploading this. I think it is one of the most valuable documents ever published.

I'd like to make other UN documents available as ebooks; could you outline please how you went about it? I do make my ePubs by hand, which means starting from text or reasonable HTML, but though I have an HTML version of the one I'd like to do the HTML is so complex it would take hours just to make the document workable.

I presume all UN documents which are publicly available are in the Public Domain?

Regards, Alex
Yes, I was quite surprised that it wasn't on mobileread or project gutenberg. I've added the source of the epub to my original post; this wikipage summarizes what UN documents are in the public domain:
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Univer...f_Human_Rights
1. Official records (proceedings of conferences, verbatim and summary records, ...)
2. United Nations documents issued with a UN symbol
3. Public information material designed primarily to inform the public about United Nations activities (not including public information material that is offered for sale).

Also this has some more technical specifics on copyright and UN docs: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UND...df?OpenElement

For making epubs, I try to save my sanity by using Atlantis Word Processor. It functions like Microsoft Word, and you can output to epub. They have a free fully functional trial at their website: http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/. Sigil is another possibility, but I found Atlantis far easier to use for creation.
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