[Bookreader] OLPC seeking support collecting books from Archive.org
sj at laptop.org
Thu Jan 14 01:11:51 EST 2010
Here's a comment from Rebecca, who rolled some packages to generate an
interface to a finite (offline) set of books.
Martin, you might want to look at this to figure out what variation
should be available on the schoolserver.
< I like the internationalization aspect.
< The software we developed can definitely support this. Here are the docs we
< have been developing for gCI which is the python app that generates the UI:
< It will be fun to get other folks using the software. We could
< remote teams working together on the project - a great idea for Hacker
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:47 AM, raj kumar <rkumar at archive.org> wrote:
> You can get a list of all French and Spanish books in CSV format from
> the advanced search engine:
> http://www.archive.org/advancedsearch.php (scroll to bottom form)
> I think the search you want to do is:
> mediatype:texts AND (language:"spanish" OR language:spa OR
> language:"french" OR language:fre)
> This gives 223631 books at this time.
> You can download a list of these books in CSV format and then then
> feed them to the bulk download script found here:
> Hope that helps!
> On Jan 13, 2010, at 5:07 PM, Paul Commons wrote:
>> For anyone who has a little time to help, OLPC would like to pull
>> Spanish & French books from Archive.org for various governments to
>> help distribute to schools. If anyone would like to participate in
>> this project, please email me. We could use the help and any
>> support is always appreciated.
>> Looking forward to hearing back from a few eager volunteers.
>> Paul Commons
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