Tag: publicdomain

A good old fashioned linkdump

Public domain photograph by: US Navy, National Science Foundation. Link. I’m back at home after meeting with a lot of terrific librarians in four different states. March is the busy month and after last month my plan is “not getting…

Working towards more public books, fewer orphan works

Public domain determination becomes clearer cut, more books entering the public domain thanks to … Google? Jacob Kramer-Duffield explains how Google and Project Gutenberg and the Distributed Proofreaders put their book-scanning and OCR-ing smarts into trying to solve the thorny…

a small foray into Google Books

You can use the date operator to browse public domain books in Google Books. I’m not entirely sure why the covers of some of these books remain under copyright. Any ideas? I’ve also noticed a few scanning errors and some…