Thanks for all the links! Yes I have been using IA-upload quite happily, though it took me a while to figure out the time lag. I assumed there would be other copies, but 17 is a lot. I wish there was a way to find out which is the best copy to upload to Commons - we should have at least one for everything that exists on archive.org in, say, over 4 copies. Another generic question I had about Commons .djvu files was why these can't by default show up in Wikisource on a simple index page if the .djvu files are linked from Wikidata items as being instance of a book, with a statement link to Commons file and a statement link to the author's Wikidata item, which in turn is linked to Wikisource author id.
On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 1:27 PM Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemow...@gmail.com> wrote: > Jane Darnell, 07/03/19 13:09: > > Thanks for this thread, guys, super interesting! Where can I subscribe > > to these notices ? > > The notices go to the email address of the account which uploaded to > archive.org, in this case BUB's email. > > > I have never received an email from archive.org > > <http://archive.org>. > > I've not had one in many years either. Publishers are getting more > aggressive these days: > < > https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/22/internet-archives-ebook-loans-face-uk-copyright-challenge > > > > > Also, how do you download from Google books (I > > have downloaded google .djvu files from archive.org <http://archive.org> > > > before, but the OCR tends to be pretty lousy). > > This specific book was uploaded with <https://tools.wmflabs.org/bub/> > when it still worked. > > > Next, how do you use ABBY > > to convert a .PDF to .djvu? > > I'm not sure I'd recommend ABBYY for the DjVu creation. I've recently > updated the instructions > <http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Help:DjVu_files>, switching them to a > focus on image quality rather than compression. Some simple tweak in the > command line has a huge impact. > > > Lastly, if the counter notice doesn't work, > > The counter-notice probably works but I don't want to flood the IA with > extra work in case these takedowns become more frequent. I've sent this > example to the list to see if it makes sense or we should just drop it > in this case. The takedowns are handled by IA staffers in a rather > manual way, I think, so I'm not sure how many they can sustain. > > (There's also the possibility that the upload was wrong and the book at > that URL is not actually the PD book found on Google Books but something > else entirely. It has happened a time or two in the past that I know of.) > > > can't you just re-upload another version? > > Sure, in fact there are already 17 more. :-D > < > https://archive.org/search.php?query=%22a%20manual%20of%20ancient%20history%22%20rawlinson > > > > But better play nice, no need to dodge the counter-ticket process. > > > I agree though that we should > > be uploading these files to Commons, and I do this for the ones I care > > about, just to be on the safe side. > > Definitely, and this should be easy enough with IA-upload after the > recent fixes: <https://tools.wmflabs.org/ia-upload/>. > > There is no need to panic and transfer millions of books now! > > Federico >
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