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Steps Toward a Globally Distributed Mathematics Library The University of Michigan Experience Sara Rutter March 18, 2002
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Overview Selecting and digitizing the books Linking the collection to an interoperable distributed digital library of mathematical monographs
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Background Digital Landscape (late 1998) Cornell Historic Math Book Collection Jahrbuch Project Linking from Mathscinet to journal articles Making of America Project at the University of Michigan
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Local Conditions Strong collection of 19th century mathematics monographs at UM Mathematicians, philosophy researchers, needed to use historical mathematics books Mass deacidification project, pizza box project
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Proposal Scan/digitize and OCR, crumbling books Focus on non-Euclidean geometry; grow out from that center Capture important time in mathematics
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D.M. Y. Sommerville’s Bibliography of Non-Euclidean Geometry, 2nd ed. George Halsted’s
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