preserving / ressurecting old docs?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Fri Jun 22 17:38:31 2001

--- Sellam Ismail <> wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> > Talk to Doug Jones. He recommends dismantling the book carefully
> > for the best quality copies/scans.
> I completely recommend AGAINST destroying the original. Not only is it in
> some cases a historical artifact on its own, if the digital copy were ever
> to be lost then you're SOL.

Please note that I said "dismantle" not "destroy". If you've handled these
old DEC handbooks, you'd see the cracking, yellowed pages and the perfect
binding turning to dust. The idea is you carefully remove the leaves from
the remaining binding so you can line them up nicely on a scanner/photocopier
and then put them back in order in a baggie so you still have the original
paper for ultimate reference/new scanning technologies, but you also have a
high-quality digital copy that can be printed, archived, shared, etc.

All this is moot if you don't scan at a resolution that approaches that of
the printing device, of course.


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