Digitizing Books

Kamran linuxdarkstar-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Wed Jul 9 21:14:21 UTC 2008


JoeHill wrote:
> Kamran wrote: 
> 
>> I have a modest collection of books I want to scan into pdfs.  Can 
>> anyone recommend a company that does this?  Approximately how much did 
>> it cost you per book?  I am interested to hear about companies that 
>> leave the books intact and those that destroy the bindings of the books. 
> 
> That's what I do every night. :-)
> 
> I'm not sure whether we would do just any book, but everything we scan ends up
> on archive.org.
> 
> We do not destroy the bindings, unless we're feeling angry and the book is not
> cooperating (just kidding, but some books break as soon as I open them) ;)
> 
> This is how we do it:
> 
> http://www.wired.com/entertainment/theweb/multimedia/2008/03/gallery_internet_archive
> 
> I will ask tonight what the criteria are and so on for collections that we can
> scan and get back with more tonight if you are interested.
> 
> Are the books 'yours'? ie., this collection of books is not under someone elses
> copyright and such like?
> 

The books are under copyright.  I want this done for personal use.
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