A week ago, I wrote:
> What I have done is just to search (worldcat.org and
> hathitrust.org) for some common Swedish words, and
> I don't have to do this for long before some very
> obvious (to a native speaker) spelling mistakes appear.
I've reported 38 errors to Hathitrust, and got feedback
that they are now corrected. The originating libraries
for these 38 records were:
18 University of California
6 University of Wisconsin
5 University of Michigan
3 Harvard University
2 Columbia University
2 New York Public Library
1 Cornell University
1 Princeton University
Maybe Google scanned a lot of Swedish books at the University
of California, or their error rate is higher. I didn't compile
any statistics on the correct records that I looked at.
Four of the records had a title where an a-ring (å) was
erroneously written as an a-dot. But these four records came
from four different libraries. I didn't see any patterns.
Lars Aronsson ([log in to unmask])
Project Runeberg - free Nordic literature - http://runeberg.org/