[kwlug-disc] digitizing books

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Fri Oct 29 09:27:01 EDT 2010

I've had this suggested to me before.  I personally can't bear to 
destroy a book.  I may be a bit kooky that way.

On 29/10/10 09:21 AM, John Johnson wrote:
> 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.
> JohnJ
>> 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
>>> 5. repeats
>>> Even an electronic hydraulic system may work, but I am envisioning a 
>>> fully mechanic device. Wouldn't that be cool?
>>> Raul Suarez
>>> Technology consultant
>>> Software, Hardware and Practices
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