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 rapunzel
31 Oct 2014, 15:20
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 391271

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

I could also use an inexpensive non-destructive scanner. It doesn't need to be fast or sturdy, because I only have a few books that I really want to preserve the hardcopy. Here and here are a couple of threads on simpler scanning cradles. I might try to adapt a design to take only one camera and dea...
by rapunzel
15 Sep 2014, 11:54
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 391271

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

Hey Chris!

It sounds like you're more interested in non-destructive scanning, but if you want to talk about destructive scanning, I have around 500 books' worth of experience in that area. That's probably enough books for me to call myself an expert, at least in my methods. ;)
by rapunzel
11 Jul 2014, 14:24
Forum: Chat
Topic: Library cataloging software for personal collections?
Replies: 6
Views: 10692

Re: Library cataloging software for personal collections?

But where's the fun in that? ;) I'm a software engineer: writing code is fun! In seriousness, Word or Excel or their equivalents undoubtedly provide a serviceable system for someone who's not looking for any fancy features. Some years ago, I used Word to maintain a simple list of my books, and it wo...
by rapunzel
10 Jul 2014, 11:16
Forum: Chat
Topic: Library cataloging software for personal collections?
Replies: 6
Views: 10692

Re: Library cataloging software for personal collections?

I've been meaning to add a search feature to my catalog app. I have the database set up to do it; I just haven't added the front-end pieces, because I hate doing GUI work on Android. That's a good idea about keeping a list of wanted books (now I'm imagining a Wild West-style poster with a book weari...
by rapunzel
09 Jul 2014, 09:32
Forum: Chat
Topic: Library cataloging software for personal collections?
Replies: 6
Views: 10692

Re: Library cataloging software for personal collections?

I tried using Calibre for ebook conversion and editing a while back, but I didn't like how it copied every file to its own directory. Efficiency of library management, I know, but I can't stand not being in control of my file system. I didn't know that Calibre could do library management, though. I'...
by rapunzel
07 Jul 2014, 12:52
Forum: Chat
Topic: Library cataloging software for personal collections?
Replies: 6
Views: 10692

Library cataloging software for personal collections?

I'm constantly adding to my collection, and I can no longer reliably remember which books I own and which I don't. On more than one occasion, I've come home with an edition identical to one I already own. Sometimes I don't even have the excuse of the cover art being different. Last summer, I started...
by rapunzel
07 Jul 2014, 11:33
Forum: Introductions and connections
Topic: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)
Replies: 437
Views: 391271

Re: Post something about yourself here (The Hello Thread)

Hello fellow bookworms! I'm a software engineer with an ever-growing science fiction collection. I do destructive scanning because none of my books are valuable and the older ones are literally falling apart anyway. I started scanning because I couldn't find digital editions of most of my books and ...