I’d like to start building a file repository of archive.org eBooks and other publicly accessible eTexts from the internet. While it certainly would house a lot of open content works, im not sure why it shouldn’t also house things that are given away as gratis online either with standard copyright terms.
Subject matter spread should be anything that is relevant or interesting to talkgroup members.
I regularly come across things like this that I feel it’s important to mirror. For example as I mull about the inform programming languages I often refer back to this netbook here: http://adamcadre.ac/gull
It’s possibly the only text I found that explains in easy to read terms how to use the multimedia functions of the glulx virtual machine or zmachine for beginners in mind; and it doesn’t have a whole lot of mirrors.
I also for example came across a description of “What is to be done?” by Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky while reading another book, and I discovered it’s in the public domain on archive.org. It’s landed on my “to read” pile and I think that should be fair game too.
But now to the meat and potatoes.
I’ve been pondering how to organize this before I start asking @tim for space on allthecodes.
I am thinking maybe a directory structure based on the Universal Decimal Classification and a root index as a kind of card catalog. Maybe an awk parseable text database. Which should make the metadata importable into any long term data projects.
Does that make sense to people? Would another structure make more sense for a file store of documents?