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Project Gutenberg Looking for Error Correcting Volunteers

project-gutenberg-logo.jpgProject Gutenberg is looking for volunteers to comb through more than 30,000 books in the foundation’s collection–erasing digital book errors for future generations of readers.

For 35 years, this group has archived thousands of books in digital format, but as founder Michael S. Hart noted, a number of errors slipped through in the transition to digital format. Now, they are looking for volunteers to help catch the mistakes.

Here’s an excerpt from the post: “Believe it or not, we have received perhaps 10,000 messages, over 37 years, encouraging us to check certain parts of book files for errors…I am asking for new members for this team to step forward to make yet one more level of contribution towards creating the best library humanity has ever seen.” (Via TeleRead.)

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