[open-humanities] Help needed finding electronic editions of public domain philosophy texts

David Clark david.dave.clark at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 22:32:04 GMT 2012


Would you like us to add directly to the Google Doc? Or to send ideas to
you (or someone else), who will the add to the spreadsheet what you
consider most appropriate to the project?

David

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I'm currently putting together a list of digital plain text editions of *well-know
> philosophical texts* that will be the initial material to be featured on Open
> Philosophy<http://jonathangray.org/2011/11/04/ideas-for-openphilosophy-org/>[1], the first instance of TEXTUS [2] a platform that will enable users to
> work with, share and collaboratively annotate collections of public domain
> texts.
>
> It would be a great help if I could have other people's input on this.
> Currently we're working on a Google spreadsheet that can be found here<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams8fpz2_77XdHNMeVB4SGsxMi1nQUFneHFKX2l4T2c>
>  [3].
>
> If you have a moment and you're interested in helping, we need people to:
>
> (a) Add new (public domain) philosophy texts they think should be featured
> there with links to digital editions (eg from Wikisource<http://wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page>or Project
> Gutenberg <http://www.gutenberg.org/>);
> (b) Unpack the URLs for the Wikisource entries for the authors into the
> texts themselves.
>
> At the moment, we're focussing on *texts in their original language *and
> trying to get *plain text *versions from Project Gutenberg or Wikisource
> rather than page scans found on the Internet Archive.
>
> If any of this is unclear to anyone who wants to get involved just give me
> a shout and we can chat on Skype or clarify things via email.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Sam
>
> [1] http://jonathangray.org/2011/11/04/ideas-for-openphilosophy-org/
> [2] TEXTUS project webpage: http://textusproject.org TEXTUS project Wiki:
> http://wiki.okfn.org/Projects/Textus
> [3]
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ams8fpz2_77XdHNMeVB4SGsxMi1nQUFneHFKX2l4T2c&pli=1#gid=0
>
> --
> Sam Leon
> Community Coordinator
> Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://okfn.org/
> Skype: samedleon
>
>
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