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

New scanner by Archive.org?

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New scanner by Archive.org?

Post by shijualex » 09 Feb 2021, 14:22

I hope many of you might have seen this tweet from Archive.org https://twitter.com/internetarchive/sta ... 2189719552

Today there is a blogpost also about that tweet and a story around it https://blog.archive.org/2021/02/09/mee ... ideo-star/

Do any one know the details of the scanner that they show in the video? (It is not TTScribe. I have seen TTScribe and it is mostly based on Archivist. Some details about TTScribe are available in Archive.org itself. For example, this one https://archive.org/details/ttscribeflyer)

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Re: New scanner by Archive.org?

Post by dpc » 10 Feb 2021, 21:32

The scanner used in that video is what the Internet Archive used before they switched to TTScribe. If you look at the page on wikipedia on Book Scanning, there are photos of that scanner there dated from 2011.

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Re: New scanner by Archive.org?

Post by shijualex » 12 Feb 2021, 02:48

hmm. Interesting.

I wonder why Archive.org doesn't want to show TTScribe which is their main scanner now.

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Re: New scanner by Archive.org?

Post by dpc » 12 Feb 2021, 14:39

shijualex wrote:
12 Feb 2021, 02:48
I wonder why Archive.org doesn't want to show TTScribe which is their main scanner now.

We can only guess. It may be the scanner that the seasoned page-flipper was more familiar with. That scanner also is more "open" than the TTScribe and makes photographing a person using it somewhat easier.

What I found interesting is that the person demonstrating that scanner never looks away from the book during the scanning process. She never looks up at the scanned result on the monitor in front of her - just moves on to the next page as quickly as she can. I suppose that's what one must do to get the throughput that she does.

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