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What Library Digitization Leaves Out: Predicting the Availability of Digital Surrogates of English Novels

@article{Riddell2020WhatLD,
  title={What Library Digitization Leaves Out: Predicting the Availability of Digital Surrogates of English Novels},
  author={A. Riddell and T. J. Bassett},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2009.00513}
}
  • A. Riddell, T. J. Bassett
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Library digitization has made more than a hundred thousand 19th-century English-language books available to the public. Do the books which have been digitized reflect the population of published books? An affirmative answer would allow book and literary historians to use holdings of major digital libraries as proxies for the population of published works, sparing them the labor of collecting a representative sample. We address this question by taking advantage of exhaustive bibliographies of… CONTINUE READING

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