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« on: October 15, 2011, 12:15:01 PM »
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  • Not sure if any of you are aware of this group, but they are a volunteer organization that helps prepare public domain texts for uploading to Project Gutenberg. This helps to make the texts more widely available, and also allows those who are blind to be able to read the books using text-to-speech software. Many of you have likely used Project Gutenberg e-texts, or copies of them at other websites, at one point or another. Many publishers use PG e-texts in order to prepare print editions of books. Thus, making a book available on PG helps to make it more available, both in print and electronic formats.

    If you're interested in helping to make more public domain books accessible to a wider audience, feel free to sign up at Distributed Proofreaders and lend a hand. How it works is that you compare an image of a printed page to an electronic read-out produced by OCR software, and look for errors, typos, etc. Even proofing one page a day goes a long way!

    There are many good Catholic books that go through the rounds at DP (among a number of books that are less than friendly to Catholics, of course). User Camomiletea maintains a list of Catholic books (or books with Catholic matter) that are currently being worked on here:

    http://www.pgdp.net/wiki/User:Camomiletea#Catholic_Team

    You may also wish to join Team Catholic at DP. If there is a book you would like us to work on, feel free to suggest it in the Team forum.
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    « Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 12:23:51 PM »
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  • Of course, if you've got talent, you can always produce your own e-book and upload it to Project Gutenberg directly. If you need directions, feel free to ask me anything!

    Example of one book that I just completed:

    The International Jew by Henry Ford  :wink:
    "The Catholic Church is the only thing which saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his age."--G. K. Chesterton


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    « Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 02:35:55 PM »
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  • Alternatively, if you have a good voice, you could lend your talents to the folks at Librivox, who help to make audiobooks of public domain materials freely available on the internet, through sites such as the Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, and their own website.

    Once again, there's generally always good Catholic books to work on, for example:

    Baltimore Catechism

    Plus, plenty of other interesting fiction and non-fiction works!
    "The Catholic Church is the only thing which saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his age."--G. K. Chesterton

     

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