One of his features is the ability to find magazine articles quickly.
Having the material there, on Wikisource, or elsewhere has limited value
if people can't find it easily. The other thing that needs working on
is a system of cross-linking within and between projects. Having
material at more than one site also helps to protect its availability.
On 12/02/11 9:12 PM, Craig Franklin wrote:
Agreed with Ray here, the watermarking and
"licencing agreement" for
stuff that's public domain is a bit of a turnoff. Otherwise, it would
be great to cross-reference what Wikisource has and what this site
has, find out what he has that we don't, and take steps to correct
On 3 December 2011 09:58, Ray Saintonge <saintonge(a)telus.net
This is an interesting and useful site, but prohibiting the electronic
reproduction of the content, even as it applies to material that is
indisputably in the public domain is not on the spirit of open
On 12/01/11 5:15 PM, Erik Moeller wrote:
Ron Unz, a long-time Wikimedia supporter, alerted
me to this
project that he's been working on for a long
It's an archive of periodicals, books, and videos, some of which
hosted there, some externally.
Timeslice from the outbreak of WWI:
According to Ron, the system contains almost 400,000 authors and
writings. A couple of examples of author pages:
Ron believes that the copyright situation is clear -- that
PD due to age, due to lack of copyright renewal,
or that he has
permission in some cases via licensing agreements. In any case,
there's quite a bit of unambiguously public domain stuff there
haven't seen digitized elsewhere, and it
should be useful as a
research library for Wikipedians as well.