The Population of the Soviet Union: History and Prospects
Written: By Frank Lorimer
First Published/Source: League of Nations, Geneva
Translated: Original English
Scanned: B. Baggins
Public Domain: Soviet History Archive 2005. This work is completely free.
This is a raw scan in PDF format. The text is not digitally recognized, instead these are just pictures of the pages in the book. This was done because while this book provides good reference materials, it contains a large amount of tables and statistical data. Putting this particular kind of data into format, proofing the numbers to ensure they were recognized accurately, etc, is an extremely long process. For this book it probably would take at least 200 hours of work.
If this work was more than reference material, and actually written by one of our archived writers, or was the definitive source material, then naturally, we would transcribe this work regardless of the time it takes. In this case we find a balance: put the work online so you can read it, but not in the best format possible, so it's usefulness is in some ways dimished. When used as a reference, however, this should not be a problem. :)
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