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Old 04-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by SteveEisenberg View Post
Gutenberg.org has 42,000 corrected scans.

This sounds to me more like archive.org, which has 4.4 million scans, virtually all uncorrected.
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The DPLA’s “content hubs” are large repositories of digital material, usually held in physical locations like the Internet Archive in San Francisco. They will make their data accessible to users directly through the DPLA without passing through any intermediate aggregators. “Service hubs”—centers for collecting material—will aggregate data and provide various services at the state or regional level. The DPLA cannot deal directly with all the libraries, archives, and museums in the United States, because that would require its central administration to become involved in developing hundreds of thousands of interfaces and links. But development among local institutions is now being coordinated at the state level, and the DPLA will work with the states to create an integrated system for the entire country.
In other words, the Internet Archive will almost certainly be PART of the DPLA database. I would be very surprised if Project Gutenberg doesn't link into it at some point as well. The DPLA is NOT a "digitization project" like PG. It's a coordinating "mega-database" that links to the databases of many libraries, museums and other organizations (such as archives.com and PG, as examples) who DO have digitized collections. The DPLA will provide a "single source" SEARCH capability, letting you hunt through hundreds of collections with a single search.

This is a very different beast, and I think it's going to be extremely successful (and USEFUL).

Time will tell...
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