Scanning books (was: Stuff Available Ft. Wayne IN

From: james <>
Date: Thu Nov 11 04:26:53 2004

On Wed, 2004-11-10 at 21:57, Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, John Allain wrote:
> > I have the paper manual here somewhere. It's bound (soft) so
> > may be a pain to scan. It's about time for someone to make an
> > "open book scanner", one with a wedge of glass that you can
> > drop the book onto. I don't want this binding opened 180? flat.

Xerox and others make photocopiers for this. The glass extends all the
way to the side of the machine and you hang the book on the side. Maybe
someone makes a scanner like this. Check with a very large library or
university library.

Otherwise, the way this is handled is to shear the binding off the book.
You will loose a fraction of an inch of the inside margins. You need a
bulk paper shear, which print shops almost always have. The book can be
re-bound following scanning for a small fee. Just save the covers by
cutting them off the binding before shearing.
Received on Thu Nov 11 2004 - 04:26:53 GMT

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