Unglue.it is focusing on Creative Commons licensed works. We have a cataloguer who has just started working on bringing the records up to snuff.
On Aug 18, 2014, at 6:04 PM, Stuart Yeates <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There are a stack of great free ebook repositories available on the web, things like https://unglue.it/ http://www.gutenberg.org/ https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page http://www.gutenberg.net.au/ https://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1/newest/0/free/any etc, etc
> What there doesn't appear to be, is high-quality AACR2 / RDA records available for these. There are things like https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/meta/pg/ which are elaborate dublin core to MARC converters, but these lack standardisation of names, authority control (people, entities, places, etc), interlinking, etc.
> It seems to me that quality metadata would greatly increase the value / findability / use of these projects and thus their visibility and available sources.
> Are there any projects working in this space already? Are there suitable tools available?