[FM Discuss] How to update EPUBs in Internet Archive?
nicestep at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 07:41:32 PST 2011
I was under the impression that you had already given demos of Booki
doing just this: downloading an EPUB from IA into Booki, correcting
it, and replacing it.
If there was a way to do this without the automation I'd be
interested. Booki creates a really nice EPUB from FLOSS Manuals and
it would be a shame if all IA can give people is their own generated
If there is an opportunity for me to help make this happen I'll do it.
I describe this process in my E-Book book as something that already
works, so I guess I should change that. Also, we have the issue that
an imported EPUB from IA cannot be used to generate an EPUB from
Booki, probably an issue with the import.
On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 5:20 AM, adam <adam at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> so. the thing is james you are talking about the future :)
> We have a bit of a problem here at the booki dev team. its a question of
> capacity. the scenario you suggest is _exactly_ what the Internet
> Archive wants to do with booki. We have discussed this with them at
> length and they want to build booki into their system so that people can
> correct epubs just as you have done.
> This is an enormous opportunity for booki but we have so far failed to
> realise it because, simply, we dont have the people power. It is
> _extremely_ frustrating.
> What we need to do is get a few heads together and solve this and solve
> it fast. We have all the code in place what I think we need to do is
> * find a good server to host an archive instance of booki
> * work out some basic code to automate the import
> * install
> * run test projects
> if you would like to be a part of this greater picture i would *love* to
> work with someone to get this cracking...
> On Fri, 2011-01-14 at 14:51 -0600, James Simmons wrote:
>> When I submitted "Make Your Own Sugar Activities!" to the Internet
>> Archive it created books in multiple forms, including an EPUB.
>> However, the way it makes an EPUB is defective in this case. It
>> assumes that you will give it a PDF composed of page images, which it
>> then does OCR on to create the EPUB. Doing OCR on a file that already
>> contains text is not going to give good results, and the resulting
>> EPUB is useless. However, Booki can create a really good EPUB. I
>> know I could donate that EPUB to the Internet Archive, but what I
>> really want to do is REPLACE the lousy generated EPUB with my good
>> one. I know that Booki was created in part to do this very thing, but
>> I can't figure out how to make it happen. The Internet Archive page
>> does not let you delete the existing EPUB, and when you upload a new
>> one it does not seem to replace the existing one.
>> I'll ask over at IA but I figured that whoever developed the function
>> in Booki would know the answer.
>> James Simmons
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