Distributed Proofreaders (DP) is an international web-based community working together to create eBooks from physical books in the public domain. I’ve been a volunteer and developer at DP for over 9 years and a site administrator for the past 6. During my sabbatical I’ve enjoyed a more active role in the community wearing my developer and system administrator hats.
After realizing that many folks aren’t aware of how DP works, I wrote a post on the DP blog that follows the life of a book at Distributed Proofreaders. Therein you can see how the children’s book Uncle Wiggily’s Auto Sled by Howard Roger Garis went from a physical form to a beautiful eBook at Project Gutenberg (you can read the HTML version in your web browser).
I’ve got a few more big DP development tasks I want to complete in the next 3 months before my sabbatical is over. Stay tuned!