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    BiblioBoard / BiblioLabs LLC / Nabu Press

    Has anyone heard of BiblioLabs, LLC in Charleston, SC?

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    I think this needs to go into the wider BR&BC thread.

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    Moved, and linking: http://www.bibliolabs.com/

    Same folks who founded BookSurge.

    ETA: its core business is Biblio Content Manager software, and through its imprints and subsidiaries functions as "historical reprints" publisher for the purpose of preservation and archiving. Imprints/subsidiaries include BiblioBazzar, BiblioLife and Nabu Press.
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    faulty publications

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    Has anyone heard of BiblioLabs, LLC in Charleston, SC?
    Bilbliolabs in Charleston publishes books from libraries, which are no longer available but have stood the test of time by having them scanned or copied and printing the scans or copies. According to their own website 2900 titles in 2009. This aplaudible initiative is however seriously marred by the fact that Bibliolabs does not check the scanned/copied documents. As a result the book I bought (Spinoza en zijn kring: historisch-kritische studien over Hollandsche vrijgeesten. by Koenraad Oege Meinsma. ISBN 9 781142 240912, through Amazon) was almost completely useless, because the copying was done so sloppy that from page 93 up and including page 265 the uneven pages miss a smallstroke of letters/words on the left hand side of the pages (total 514 pages).
    Bibliolabs refuses hovewever to refund the money and to take the book from the market. I certainly will not buy from them again.

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    They have a few data integrity issues, yeah.

    This book may have occasional imperfections...introduced by the scanning process.
    Ya think?

    I'm also fond of this one, for the irony value (check out the author name).

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    On the other hand, I'd rather have a scanned book than one that's been scanned and OCR'd. OCR seriously messes up older fonts and typesetting.
    I've found Nabu better than General, which consolidates the text, drops or uncaptions the illustrations, and changes the pagination. However, most of these reprint companies will reprint v.1 of a set and offer it as if it were complete. Argh.

    Um. I guess that was off-topic. Basically, Nabu, General, and the others are all reprint houses specialising in out-of-copyright titles.
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    Google Books has many free ebooks of out-of-copyright works, but I've found they're almost worth what you pay for them: full of errors, and often impossible to read. So it's not a problem limited to this organization.

    Project Gutenberg puts the books they work on through 3 rounds of proofreading, 3 rounds of format checking, and a final read-through round, and people still find errors in the finished product. The amount of errors in a scan-straight-to-published-work must be staggering.
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    Nabu Press, etc., ceased in '14, and focus has shifted to its apps/library integration programs under the name BilblioBoard: https://www.biblioboard.com/

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