Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by BruceG
03 Jan 2018, 01:09
Forum: HELP
Topic: Scan vs Ethics vs History vs Value?????
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Scan vs Ethics vs History vs Value?????

Jacob
What are the details of the book.
Uses of this site are in many countries. The extra eyes may be able to help.
by BruceG
20 Dec 2017, 16:41
Forum: HELP
Topic: Scan vs Ethics vs History vs Value?????
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Scan vs Ethics vs History vs Value?????

I cannot comment on cutting the book.
But a work around may be finding another library who would either scan their own copy or allow you to scan it. And so leave your copy intact, but 50% unreadable.
by BruceG
12 Dec 2017, 04:33
Forum: Chat
Topic: Cataloging exhibition material - best way? (method/software)
Replies: 8
Views: 5397

Re: Cataloging exhibition material - best way? (method/software)

Yes Acrobat costs a bit, I use Acrobat 9 which does not have an annual fee. You can pay only one month at a time or yearly for the new version, the old one still does what I need. I index sets of material separately ie. magazines, books sets and altogether (as most of what I do has the same subject)...
by BruceG
03 Dec 2017, 18:27
Forum: Chat
Topic: Cataloging exhibition material - best way? (method/software)
Replies: 8
Views: 5397

Re: Cataloging exhibition material - best way? (method/software)

What you are trying to do is what Adobe Acrobat does already although at a great cost. It is the only program that indexes pdf files that I have found. Writing such a program is beyond me. You can get a trial version for 30 days I think. So once you have scanned all your material, give it a try. As ...
by BruceG
08 Nov 2017, 05:58
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: OCR Scanning Large Multi-Volume Document
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: OCR Scanning Large Multi-Volume Document

Hi Is it possible to post a photo of a normal page and the index. Line printers are still being used today. I guess you do not have the original data. Dbase was often used in the 80's for data bases. I expect there are still old computers around today that can still read the data and convert it to s...
by BruceG
16 Aug 2017, 20:19
Forum: Software
Topic: Plustek 3800
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Plustek 3800

Most books I am doing have illustrations and a number have footnotes. They are mostly Missionary History or Biographies. I was going from Omnipage directly to epub then Calibre for final editing. I thought I would like to put in chapters on new pages and couldn't workout how calibre did it so brough...
by BruceG
13 Aug 2017, 23:45
Forum: Software
Topic: Plustek 3800
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Plustek 3800

The errors I find the most is as you say 1 for I in dates and the pound sign. Others issues I have is - do I move footnotes to the actual location and put in brackets - do I remove footnotes that refer to other pages as they are not relevant to ereader page numbers I have only started doing index wi...
by BruceG
31 Jul 2017, 08:03
Forum: Software
Topic: Plustek 3800
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Plustek 3800

Using a scanner with 2 cameras scanner such as David Landin's made with PVC piping (details can be found on the site) will increase through put to 1000 pages an hour. 2 pages at a time and only turning the page beside moving the book to and from a platen. He has made some videos on youtube, just sea...
by BruceG
29 Mar 2017, 01:54
Forum: Agora / The Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Czur Scanner Used
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Looking for Czur Scanner Used

Yes it comes with both foot pedal and hand button. There are a few videos on youtube that give a idea of speed but none document a book of say 500 pages through scanning and OCR. I have done no real testing. I used a old notebook for the program and down loading the scans which was useless.Transferr...
by BruceG
28 Mar 2017, 18:50
Forum: HELP
Topic: College student wants to build automatic scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: College student wants to build automatic scanner

Hi I was waiting to reply for a Czur ET 16 scanner to turn up to see if it was suitable for you. The first one got lost but have now received a replacement. I have not had the time or space to test it out so far. There is a recent post here about building a automatic scanner for around $10,000 (with...