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Friday, November 15, 2002

Even if a book is in the public domain, putting a good copy online requires good proofreading. Distributed Proofreaders is an attempt to streamline this process on behalf of Project Gutenberg. The site allows volunteers to proofread as many pages as they have time for, using a slick web interface. Proofreaders compare an image of the original printed page with the draft ASCII text, and use a web form to mark changes and resubmit the revised file. The site also displays data on the state of completion of every project. For more details, see the FAQ. (Thanks to LIS News.)