A Summarie of the Chronicles of England ... Continued Unto ... Yeare 1604

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Harison, 1604
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This review is meant for the people at the NB doing the scanning. The scan of the 1575 and the 1604 editions are acceptable, although the 1604 edition has some problems with the margins and a skew of the pages.
It would be interesting to have someone look through the scan and perhaps recommend a re-scan. I am using these texts for work on Milton's "History of Britain." Your scans are really important artifacts and should not be done quickly and carelessly. Cut down on productivity and increase accuracy.
Other pieces of advice:
With Early Modern Books disable some of the automatic features. It is just silly to have the automatic "Table of Content Widget" to pick pages at random and call them a TOC.
The OCR of books with early modern printing is not valuable. These books should be queued for processing at a later date when specialized software is available.
By choosing your own "Title Page" you are putting yourself into the category of the print on demand charlatans preying on the clueless. If you decide to have your own title page, make sure it is recognizably NB Vienna. Make sure that you have the important metadata on the thumbnail. Make sure that the vol. no. of sets are reflected. Make sure that the search of your holdings brings up all the volumes in a set.
All these items are relatively easy to implement. It is important to set as high a standard foe electronic versions as for the priceless originals.
Generally, I have been favorably impressed with your scanning work. Just remember, Google needs help in improving its Books Service. There are many well, meaning smart people, who have never thought about how libraries really work. You could start by adding a few pages at the beginning of your catalog entry. That would be a real WOW!! Keep up the good work. batke47@gmail.com

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