If I had to pick three things to make freely available, they would be:
All are available in PDFs.
I don't think you have to get the morphology done in the first pass. That can be added later. Just getting a high quality text-based version of the above resources is very useful.
Last year, I discussed this with someone who digitalizes texts professionally at a university, and he said that they send a lot of their texts to be digitized in India. His experience is that they do great work at reasonable prices, and it gets things done quickly.
I've heard people on the list talk about the results they have gotten with OCR used on these kinds of materials. Anyone want to share?
I'd like to be involved in things like this. In most open source projects, it's important that collaboration be set up carefully, so that:
- It's clear how decisions are made
- Copyright status is clearly agreed to from the beginning
- Materials are always visible
I wonder who would be interested in help start an initiative like this?
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;