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
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Women Biographies? The Lives of The Empresses of Constantinople are open for readers! :D

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Post by silverquill » April 28th, 2020, 10:21 am

Interesting!
I've taken part in both of these.

Another milestone is The Bird Book by Chester A. Reed http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30000
A good sized book, but certainly possible.

10000 is the Magna Carta, but I can't make sense out of it, although it would be short.

Or, there is a palindrome suitable for 20: Walnut Growing in Oregon http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20202
Short and easy to do.

Or just an interesting number: The Golden Rule Cook Book: Six hundred recipes for meatless dishes http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55555

I'd be glad to BC any or several of the above it anyone thinks them appropriate.
~ Larry

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Post by RSlabaugh » September 28th, 2020, 11:20 am

Just a question out of curiosity- How many projects do we have for the celebration? And are any of those still scrambling to be completed in time?

Thanks,
~Rosebud

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 30th, 2020, 8:00 am

We have two that will be highlighted by DP in their blog post tomorrow (Polar Seas and Vol 1 of animals). I am not aware of any others that were launched and finished ... but if there is something out there that I'm missing, please let me know.

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Post by RSlabaugh » September 30th, 2020, 9:04 am

:thumbs: I had DPLed 'Animals' and forgot that the project was still waiting to be cataloged till I came across it the other day. I hope someone can also dress them up with covers in time! :)

EDIT: Don't worry about me. 8-) Y'all are doing great, and I saw that the covers have been under consideration for quite some time already! :thumbs:

**Happy Anniversary, DP!!** :birthday:
~Rosebud

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