I read all the emails in the thread except for Eric's, which asked the same question.
Either way, his or mine, nevertheless curious.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Eric Phetteplace
> Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:57 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] best way to make MARC files available to anyone
> Dana - perhaps a public Dropbox folder? Or just put the files up on
> your site somewhere, served with a "Content-Disposition: attachment"
> header so they trigger a download when accessed? E.g. here's a
> on that. If they must be a recognized MIME type, you could compress
> them as .zip or .tar.gz files on the server, which would reduce
> download time either way.
> I did try clicking the links on your site and they never downloaded,
> the request just timed out.
> Not to discredit what you're doing, which is great, but aren't MARC
> records already available for Project Gutenberg? See their offline
> Eric Phetteplace
> Emerging Technologies Librarian
> Chesapeake College
> Wye Mills, MD
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:24 PM, Dana Pearson
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > I have crosswalked the Project Gutenberg RDF/DC metadata to MARC. I
> > would like to make these files available to any library that is
> > I thought that I would put them on my website via FTP but don't know
> > if that is the best way. Don't have an ftp client myself so was
> > thinking that that may be now passé.
> > I tried using Google Drive with access available via the link to two
> > versions of the files, UTF8 and MARC8. However, it seems that that
> > not a viable solution. I can access the files with the URLs provided
> > by setting the access to anyone with the URL but doesn't work for
> > of those testing it for me or with the links I have on my webpage..
> > I have five folders with files of about 38 MB total. I have
> > the ebooks, audio books, juvenile content, miscellaneous and non-
> > scripts such as Chinese, Modern Greek. Most of the content is in the
> ebook folder.
> > I would like to make access as easy as possible.
> > Google Drive seems to work for me. Here's the link to my page with
> > the links in case you would like to look at the folders. Works for
> > but not for everyone who's tried it.
> > http://dbpearsonmlis.com/ProjectGutenbergMarcRecords.html
> > thanks,
> > dana
> > --
> > Dana Pearson
> > dbpearsonmlis.com