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Re: Virtual Library: museums and funding



> > Arthur,
> > 
> > I want to commend you on the excellent job you have done maintaining
> > the virtual library.  You were very wise to leave the maintenance to
> > each of the volunteers - there is far too much available on the web
> > for any one person to track properly.
> > 
> > I'm writing you because I have been impressed by the vlib, and would
> > like your permission to make your work even more widely available.
> > In the same way that mirroring both offloads an ftp site and makes
> > its resources more widely available, I would like to essentially
> > mirror your subject directory.
> > 
> > Although many people are using your site as a source for robots,
> > I believe that a "moderated" index has more value, and I would rather
> > work with you to more widely distribute the virtual library that you
> > have created.  Naturally, credit for maintenance and ongoing updates
> > will be given, but I would like your permission to copy and publish
> > your data.  Although the published work will be sold for a fee, I
> > can arrange to make the contents license free - that is to not restrict
> > any purchaser from making your index even more widely available - if
> > you prefer.
> > 
> > Please write back with your permission - I think the orderly growth
> > of the web depends on it.
> > 
> > Thank you,
> > Eric Baller
> > baller@spheric.com
> > ------- end -------


 Who is this guy, and what exactly does he want to publish/how? If he is 
a publisher, it sounds like it could be quite interesting. 

Regards

Kirk Bowe
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