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On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Lars Aronsson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This big mess of broken bibliographic records that started out
> as Google Book Search, and then spread to Hathi Trust, is now
> also spreading to OCLC Worldcat. I find the same kind of
> misspellings and misconceptions in all three places. So far,
> the VIAF author names seem to be more correct, but maybe they
> will soon import all the misspellings from Worldcat as well?
> What is the way to stop this downward trend? Where can one post
> corrections, so that they go back to the source, and don't
> reappear next time? How can I know who copies from whom?
> Does Hathi Trust copy everything from Google? And does
> Worldcat discover "new" (misspelled) authors and titles in
> Hathi Trust, and import them rather than reporting the errors?
> Lars Aronsson ([log in to unmask])
> Project Runeberg - free Nordic literature - http://runeberg.org/