Distributed Proofreaders 20th Anniversary Celebration Oct 1st

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 10th, 2020, 6:10 pm

Distributed Proofreaders is celebrating their 20th Anniversary on October 1st!

Who is DP? Well, they are a group of volunteers from around the world (sound familiar?) who convert public domain books into e-books, primarily for Project Gutenberg. By the time you download a book to read from PG, each page has been touched by at least 7 volunteers at DP who proofread the OCR scan (3 rounds), format the text (2 rounds) and then convert the files into an e-book.

They have asked LibriVox to collaborate in celebrating their 20th anniversary. One way to do that is by recording a "milestone" project, which DP will feature as part of it's anniversary celebrations.

As a start, we've chosen "Shores of the Polar Sea", which was the 35,000th book completed by DP. Please drop by the project thread and help us read this exciting tale of arctic exploration! viewtopic.php?f=28&t=78195

Please post below if you have other suggestions on how we might contribute to the DP party! We'd love to hear your ideas.

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Post by Leni » February 13th, 2020, 8:38 am

Continuing the preparations for the celebration, I have launched a second commemorative project, PG's 60,000th book! If you can contribute and wishes to read about animals, here it is: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=78220

The "Shores of the Polar Sea" project still has sections to be claimed though, so, if adventure is more your thing, head this way: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=78195

Come read about flowers and plants in Pliny's Natural History! :D

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