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

Newspaper scans.

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hphistorical
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Newspaper scans.

Post by hphistorical » 18 Feb 2016, 01:12

I admit it, I am real lazy. That being said, I also have a lot of books to scan. Here's an example of what I am generating. May bot be perfect, but it is readable and preserving without taking apart the bound book.

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=7 ... BC1%211385

BruceG
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Re: Newspaper scans.

Post by BruceG » 19 Feb 2016, 00:48

Very good.
I found that bound magazines also was difficult to get the centre join flat.

You may be interested looking at Trove (google it). Newspapers across Australia for 100+ years are available (well not all). One feature is the crowd editing. OCR is difficult on the old papers. Any one can register and then do editing on the arcticles they are interested. I was looking for Avenues of Honour after WWI in Coburg.

The site will be shut for a few days for a update next week.

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