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Old 04-29-2011, 09:13 PM   #4
miz_geek
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ECCO and EEBO (Early English Books Online) are both collections sold to academic libraries by Gale. They're scans of very books, though, and the fonts and quality are so poor that OCR doesn't work. So TCP (the Text Creation Partnership) is manually keying the books. That's what Michigan is making available to the public. If you live near a good-size university, you may have access to the full collection if you visit their library (depending on what rules they have for using their computers). But most of those books will only be available as image PDF's.
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