[INDOLOGY] Searching archive.org: Canada/Sanskrit

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 00:26:51 EDT 2020


I've been adding metadata for some years, now, in a slow and not very
structured manner.

What I do is use the "Reviews" section, and use a standard header
"bibliographical information" and give a zero star rating (for no good
reason).  Like this one <https://archive.org/details/susruta1931> or this
one <https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.327618/>.  Nowadays I
have also taken to using the standard phrase "Worldcat permalink: "
followed by the permalink URL from the corresponding Worldcat entry. Like this
one <https://archive.org/details/hirthanniversary00hirt>.

The Reviews section does get searched, when one does a metadata search.

If you are going to start doing metadata, perhaps you should coordinate
with Carl Malamud <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Malamud>, who has an
alert that pops up for him when I personally add metadata.  (Incidentally,
it is Carl to whom we owe the enormous benefit of having the Digital
Library of India available within Archive.org.)

Best,
Dominik


On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM James Hartzell <james.hartzell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi all
>>
>> Just picking up on Jonathan Silk's notion of crowdsourcing corrections to
>> archive.org metadata:
>>
>> It would be great if there were a straightforward way to correct
>> inaccuracies in the Titles and authors of items in archive.org.  That
>> way, each one of us, when we're searching for an item, and eventually find
>> it (often by going through all the items that come up from the search until
>> we finally find the correct one), we could simply correct the errors at
>> that time. This wouldn't take much extra time,
>>
>> I can't create such a fix myself, but will happily correct title and
>> author errors going forward if someone can show the way.
>>
>> Cheers
>> James
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 7:31 PM Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <
>> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>
>>> Including, pleasingly, Ferdinand de Saussure's PhD on the genitive
>>> absolute in Sanskrit:
>>>
>>>    - https://archive.org/details/delemploidugni00sausuoft
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, 5 Jun 2020 at 14:24, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Just filling an idle moment.
>>>>
>>>> Canadian libraries have scanned over 600,000 books into Archive.org.
>>>> Canadian scanning is usually of exceptionally high quality.  Searching
>>>> those for "Sanskrit" produces 563 hits.  Sorted by publication date, we get
>>>> this:
>>>>
>>>>    -
>>>>    https://archive.org/details/toronto?and%5B%5D=sanskrit&sin=&sort=date
>>>>    --
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Professor Dominik Wujastyk
>>>> <https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/dominik-wujastyk>
>>>> ,
>>>>
>>>> Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
>>>> ,
>>>>
>>>> Department of History and Classics
>>>> <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
>>>> ,
>>>> University of Alberta, Canada
>>>> .
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> South Asia at the U of A:
>>>>
>>>> sas.ualberta.ca
>>>>
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>> --
>> James Hartzell, PhD (2x)
>> Donostia-San Sebatián, Spain
>> Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), The University of Trento, Italy
>> Center for Buddhist Studies, Columbia University, USA
>>
>>
>
> --
> James Hartzell, PhD (2x)
> Donostia-San Sebatián, Spain
> Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), The University of Trento, Italy
> Center for Buddhist Studies, Columbia University, USA
>
>
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