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Scan vs Ethics vs History vs Value?????

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jacoborlando
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Scan vs Ethics vs History vs Value?????

Post by jacoborlando » 20 Dec 2017, 14:01

I'm scanning my church's museum library collection of Martin Luther's Small Catechism. There are over 200 unique editions dating back to 1529 that we're digitizing to be made freely available for reading/research!

One of the books (1760) has the pages uncut from the bindery...most pages in the second half of the book are uncut at the top. I've come to learn that this is rare and very collectible in old books...but I still want to scan the book itself. Apart from cutting the page tops, I won't be able to scan those pages. I could scan every other leaf, but I'd end up missing a quarter of the book.

Sooooo...do i cut the pages and do the scan? Scan what I can and leave the pages uncut? Burn the book and pretend this problem doesn't exist? hahaha

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

Post by BruceG » 20 Dec 2017, 16:41

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.

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

Post by jacoborlando » 02 Jan 2018, 15:50

That's a great idea! I've been looking but haven't found another copy...will keep looking before considering any destructive copying.

Thanks and happy scanning!

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

Post by BruceG » 03 Jan 2018, 01:09

Jacob
What are the details of the book.
Uses of this site are in many countries. The extra eyes may be able to help.

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

Post by jacoborlando » 05 Jan 2018, 08:40

BruceG wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 01:09
Jacob
What are the details of the book.
Uses of this site are in many countries. The extra eyes may be able to help.
The book is called: Christliches Concordien Buch Das Ist Der Evangelisch Lutherischen Kirche Symbolische Schriften

It's The Book of Concord. Printed in 1760 in Wittenberg by Auf Roften Des Baifenhauses und der Realschule

I'm curating and digitizing a collection of Martin Luther's Small Catechism which has been published almost continuously since 1529. It will be freely available for viewing/downloading for all kinds of research!

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