The first step is that we now have stuff in different places. There
used to be a period of time a few years ago when there weren't *any*
backups of Commons images. The next step is that somebody uses these
dumps for a new creative project. Maybe someone working at a
university with lots of bandwidth and lots of space...
On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada, 14/10/2013 14:18:
Internet Archive has this problem in several
other topics, like its
Wayback Machine, there is not search engine to search the billions
grabbed websites by keyword of whatever.
Internet Archive is a pile of hard disks and a time capsule with
backups, and they try to do the best at showing the materials (media
players, pdf viewers), but it is not always easy or possible.
...and that's why Hay said we need someone with a good idea. :)
Now it's easy to download the dataset (though it's not perfect), of course
this doesn't automatically make something cool happen with it. Except
replication of the data in multiple places, which is a good thing in itself.
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