On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Klaus Graf <klausgraf(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
We (2 people from De Wikisource) have experience with
that service. It
takes more time than announced but there 20+ books scanned for us
successfully. Unfortunately there is a very few selection of German
books wich are in the Open Library - BPL has a lot of German books but
it is sad that only a few are available for this great service. For
English books the situation is much more better.
When searching in the Open Library please note that all numbers given
on the right side for "scannable" are wrong. You have to find catalog
entries with at least "scannable (1)". Try e.g. search string German:
scannable (1), but 183 books are scannable.
It took me a while to understand what you meant. In case anyone else
is having problems, search for "German", and then click on "scannable
(1)" on the right hand side, which then displays the 183 books, mostly
in German language, which can be scanned.
(I was trying to search on "German: scannable (1)", ...
...and that wasnt working for me.)
Clicking on "Full text: available" shows 6403 books that have already
been scanned, however those results appear to be the same as available