not extraordinarily complex compared to cataloging the stars
As Darnton scopes it out, our new library of Alexandria would be built incrementally upon a registry the would serve
:• digital files of books in the public domain, about two million works;
:• noncopyrighted material digitized from the special collections of libraries and museums;
:• collections already aggregated from networks of databases such as the National Digital Newspaper Program, Digital Collections and Content, Opening History, the National Science Digital Library, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library;
:• holdings of HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, and PublicResource.Org;
:• books covered by copyright but out of print. Permission would have to be secured from the copyright owners, but many authors of books that had long ago ceased to sell would be delighted to have their works revived in digital form;
• orphan works, assuming congress passes legislation;
• publishers backlists and frontlists, if terms are attractive enough,
filed my brief, felt good about what i said and how i said it, cold water from jason worried about offending, disappointment from phil that he hadn’t had his chance at it, nothing back from anyone else; suppose i’m just wrong, the merits don’t count because they are not being presented right, that can’t be, or can it; is the fact that my style is not that of a law firm a strike against me?
just felt power from the dealer’s position, pushed in with a bet six times larger than the limpers, poker a betting game depending a lot on position, looking either for a good hand or good position with what you see as weakness already shown in front of you where they see strength from you and even if they think you are bluffing have nothing to bluff you out with but a bluff of their own, which you’d best watch for, and watch for the guy doing the position play to be vulnerable to it. i wish i had full feel for it, for the variation of how the cards play into the betting game as the tournament moves along, the sit and go table a training marvel. see and feel the basic move from dealer’s position when the action is limped around to you
you don’t exist in cyberspace if you don’t exist on the net. if you do exist in cyberspace you be. be. budha says be. i & i be by blogging thought in action in thinking and doing
ok, so edit today’s email thread. i follow the link to darnton.
Can We Create a National Digital Library?
fight my way through a poll but because it’s the new york review of books i don’t mind
he begins with a questionable statement:
“Simple as it sounds, the question is extraordinarily complex.”
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