[Bell Historians] et al - ELECTRONIC BOOKS

Brian Meldon CanewdonBells at qfhBVaxbfkHxK9LnNEV4idWJWXHCYraG4eaZ_wM7fzlOWfUdOy6kiNb1fK_n9SF2-nQHcOeSQVl_iVT_VcqQZi4.yahoo.invalid
Fri Jan 23 08:59:12 GMT 2009

Hi Alan
Most of the books on the Million Books Project are more than just
facsimile copies made by scanning the original books pages. They can
also be word searched. This is possible because they use a very clever
piece of software to process the scanning of the books in to multiple
formats. One example of this is `The Church Bells of Essex' by Deeds
and Walters (1909) that has only recently been made available. 
>From what I have been told it has something to do with it being 100
years old. Each book has an entry for the copyright status of the
book, in the case of the above book it states:

Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

Can your PDF books be word searched? If so I would be interested to
know what software you are using.

Brian Meldon.

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, Alan Ellis <alan_ellis at ...> wrote:
> Hello Everybody,
> As a publisher of facsimile books on ringing, may I clarify a couple of 
> points.
> All my facsimile copies have been made by copying original books with 
> permission where needed.   The books are either in my own library or
> borrowed from other ringers or, in one case, the Bodleian Library.   I 
> do not down load them off the internet.
> Although an attempt was made to use the CD for "Church Bells of 
> Cornwall", it turned out that the CD was incomplete as it failed to 
> include the two title pages and the three page index.
> The use of the CD for the "Church Bells of Oxfordshire" is being 
> investigated as the source for a facsimile book but all permissions
> be in place before we proceed.
> Best wishes
> Alan Ellis


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