Encyclopedia of ML Flaws
kamins at dogeared.com
Sun Jan 22 16:58:43 EST 2006
A few years ago (Feb 2002) we discussed the possibility of creating a
visual encyclopedia on Dogeared of book flaws. We had a good
discussion on it with many folks participating. The idea would be
that you could see a flaw and know what its name and description is,
or you could look up a term (chipped, cracked, starting, ex-libris,
etc) and find a description and see an example. Folks sent in lists
of terms to be described and many suggestions about what the
encyclopedia would look like.
Before the project got under way I got too busy to deal with it: I
determined that there was enough info available on the Web already
and it wasn't worth the time I had to dedicate to Dogeared.
I can no longer find visual databases of faults that once were
prevalent on the Internet. I don't know if they disappeared or I just
can't locate them easily. Either way, this may point to an
1) Is this a good idea -- is there a need for such a thing?
2) Would people commit to sending me images to use? eBay images of
faults on ML books tend to be too low-res for this application. I'd
need two things with each submission: the image and the fault name.
(By the way, the Archives Project is well underway. It's extremely
labor-intensive, and Ron Holl & I have been spending a lot of time on
it. Look for the first two years -- 3/01 through 12/02 -- with a
pretty good searching/browsing interface Real Soon Now. It's the very
labor-intensive nature of preparing the files that has me wanting to
work on a parallel project; you have no idea how boring stripping
HTML code & excess header info can be.)
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