This week's stories from oss4lib.org:
(dchud - 2002-02-26)
from their about page [http://bookshare.org/web/SupportAboutUs.html]: "Bookshare.org [http://www.bookshare.org/] dramatically increases access to books for the community of visually impaired and otherwise print disabled individuals. This online community enables book scans to be shared, thereby leveraging the collections of thousands of individuals who regularly scan books, eliminating significant duplication of effort. Bookshare.org takes advantage of a special exemption in the U.S. copyright law that permits the reproduction of publications into specialized formats for the disabled." Congrats to Alison et al, who've been working to make this real for some time now... and see what you can do to help! Maybe your library can help with scanning, or sponsor an organizational membership.
(dchud - 2002-02-25)
from the eprints site [http://www.eprints.org/]: "EPrints 2 is strictly internationalised with all metadata being stored as unicode and every phrase used to interact with users collected into an XML "phrase file" which may be translated. To save duplicated effort, later versions will bundle configurations for languages other than English."
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