[open-humanities] 18th-century texts online accessible
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Jul 22 20:24:04 BST 2011
On 22 July 2011 16:24, John Levin <john at anterotesis.com> wrote:
> On 28/04/2011 10:59, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> I now have access to these files, all 2,188 of them, 140mb zipped; they're
> distributed by Dropbox rather than email. They're plain text, don't come
> with a license file, but according to
> a CC Public Domain Mark will be added. (Actually, the url above is slightly
> ambiguous. There's another set of files, marked up in sgml/xml, and those
> might be CC PDMed.)
> I've created a ckan package here:
> rather skimpy, not quite sure what to put in some of the fields. My first
> CKAN package!
> So, what are the next steps? I think it necessary to release the files
> publicly, but don't have the resources to provide a home for them. Can
> anyone help me with this? Also, if that will take some time and
Yes. Two suggestions:
a) Upload on http://ckan.net / http://thedatahub.org/ (ckan.net is
becoming thedatahub ...). See <http://thedatahub.org/storage/upload>
(you'll need to login)
b) Store them on http://archive.org/. Advantage of archive.org is you
could upload the individual files (and then get previews if these are
scanned images or plain text)
In either case you just add a link to the zip file onto the thedatahub
> organization, I'd really like to get the contents list (provided in .xls
> format) out, so people can see what's in the package. I can easily do a blog
> post for this - what format/s do people think I should put the file out as?
> I'll do an HTML page, but would like the file to be downloadable as well.
> CSV, anything else? .ods?
CSV is always the best for this (and then it will be easily previewable too!).
> And what else should be done with this material?
We could add it to openliterature.net going forward ...
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