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  • Tracker for old/rare ebooks?

    I'm looking for niche trackers/communities where I can score old and rare publications in digital. Examples are old Sanskrit manuscripts, Shaolin manuals etc.

  • #2
    i think you will want to look into DC++ hub geared towards such a niche.

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    • #3
      I'd never heard of DC++ before. Googled, and it looks like a free yet delightfully yummy alternative to Usenet. How and where would I go about looking for hubs? Any tips?

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      • #4
        DC++ public hubs exist, google dc++ hub list. That is not what you want to use though. I doubt public hubs will have anything useful. What you want is private dc++ hub, unfortunately i dont use ebooks so i dont have any recommendation.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shubby View Post
          I'm looking for niche trackers/communities where I can score old and rare publications in digital. Examples are old Sanskrit manuscripts, Shaolin manuals etc.
          My guess would be that any surviving Sanskrit and/or Shaolin manuscripts are quite valuable and not available to scene or other mortals to scan and upload. But since these are old texts, they should be available to public (provided someone scanned them). If anything, I'd say look in scanned material form google, big libraries, etc.

          For example, I was looking for a book written in 1876 (definitely not ancient text, but still not available to mere mortals on paper) called L'art de la menuiserie and written by Andre Roubo. I searched all trackers I know, asked all friends to check theirs as well with no luck.
          But little did I know, NY library did a beautiful high res scan of all 4 books in the series including folded pages, covers, etc. and this scan is available to general public if you look for it. So for these kind of texts (no longer under copyright protection) trackers or other private sharing communities are really not necessary. Your best bet should be public institutions...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by antonija View Post

            My guess would be that any surviving Sanskrit and/or Shaolin manuscripts are quite valuable and not available to scene or other mortals to scan and upload. But since these are old texts, they should be available to public (provided someone scanned them). If anything, I'd say look in scanned material form google, big libraries, etc.

            For example, I was looking for a book written in 1876 (definitely not ancient text, but still not available to mere mortals on paper) called L'art de la menuiserie and written by Andre Roubo. I searched all trackers I know, asked all friends to check theirs as well with no luck.
            But little did I know, NY library did a beautiful high res scan of all 4 books in the series including folded pages, covers, etc. and this scan is available to general public if you look for it. So for these kind of texts (no longer under copyright protection) trackers or other private sharing communities are really not necessary. Your best bet should be public institutions...
            Hello, this was a really informative answer, thank you for taking the time to reply :)

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            • #7
              What are you using software for text detection? I sometimes need such a service to read an old text and I come to the conclusion that it's the only right decision https://www.it-jim.com/ because it's a very smart and useful tool.

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