[kwlug-disc] digitizing books
jvj at golden.net
Fri Oct 29 09:21:00 EDT 2010
Many years ago, I knew someone who clamped a book securely between
two pieces of plywood and then ran the book and plywood through a
bandsaw to trim off the spine and the binding. Then the loose pages
were fed through a good photocopier with a feeder to get hard copies
of the book.
IIRC The output of the photocopier had a good contrast ratio and
which, if OCR was around at the time, could then be run through a
scanner to be OCRed.
But this was before OCR scanners were common.
>On 10-10-28 04:19 PM, Raul Suarez wrote:
>>I am thinking that it would be very cool to mount it in a
>>mechanical device that:
>>1. Raises the scanner
>>2. Flips the page
>>3. Lowers the scanner
>>4. Takes the pictures
>>Even an electronic hydraulic system may work, but I am envisioning
>>a fully mechanic device. Wouldn't that be cool?
>>Software, Hardware and Practices
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