Digital Archivists 2013-04-21

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in attendance: [[User:Myxomop|danny N]], dany Q, felipe, john, curtis, andrew, [[User:miloh|miloh]], [[User:almccon|alan]], kristina
 
in attendance: [[User:Myxomop|danny N]], dany Q, felipe, john, curtis, andrew, [[User:miloh|miloh]], [[User:almccon|alan]], kristina
  
references..
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===Reetz scanner===
aaaaarg.org
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we take a look at the reetz scanner with online videos... offer to get a proto for some discount under
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We took a look at the Reetz scanner (RS) with online videos...  
$500
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Quick overview video: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4-qMc2QSOw]
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More detailed video: [https://vimeo.com/29184137]
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Some details about RS:
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Max scanning rate is 1,000 pages per hour.
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It can accommodate heavy books easily up to 12 x 9 inches and 3 inches depth.
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It cannot accommodate large format scanning.
  
and a look at dany Qs scanner, which costs more and has some failure rate
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Reetz offered the DIY bookscanner kit for under $500 (Discounted price for Noisebridge)
issues but is a good direction to head in (whats the scope of the scanning
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Some additional components are necessary including:
problem, how many hours work would it take for all possible books to be scanned
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cameras
by attendant scanners?) folks don't want to put valuable books into a scanner
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glass
that could destory or damage them, but the design should be worked on.
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probably the lighting (need to check on this)
  
danny talks about myco books of rare value that aren't available. mushrooms,
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TO DOs:
russia, and history from newalexandria.org  is a success story.
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Need to research which items should be purchased and how much it will cost.
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Need to figure out who will assembled hardware.
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Need to develop user guidelines and protocols.
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Need to reserve a member shelf to provide a physical space for the scanner.  
  
danny suggests scan for our purposes (archival and reference) and keep discussing licenssing issues to find ways to sucessfully get the content released.
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TIMELINE:
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Danny already contacted Reetz to order the scanner.
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Next makerfaire is the weekend of May 18 and 19, which would be a good time to present or work on assembly (depending).
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===Prism scanner===
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We then looked at Dany Qs scanner [http://prismscanner.org/]
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Some details about PS:
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The prism scanner costs more and has a larger failure rate than the RS (~25%).
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It also has a larger footprint (~4-5 feet) than the RS.
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It may offer a good direction for longer-term investment.
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Some questions to consider for future development:
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What's the scope of the scanning problem?
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How many hours work would it take for all possible books to be scanned by attendant scanners?) How to prevent failure rate/damage to potentially valuable books?
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===Content & Licensing===
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danny discussed the lack of availability of valuable rare books. 
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Mushrooms, Russia and History (1957) is one example and New Alexandria
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[http://www.newalexandria.org/archive/] has made the book available digitally.
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danny suggests scanning for users according to their own purposes (archival and reference) and to keep discussion of licensing issues in order to find ways to successfully get the content released.
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kristina suggested looking at other precedents including the  [http://archive.org/details/prelinger_library Prelinger Library] where publications can be scanned for online sharing.
  
 
public domain is discussed, copyright, usage guidelines,  
 
public domain is discussed, copyright, usage guidelines,  
  
 
documentation to accompany the scanner is discussed -- where to upload information and what kind of licensing issues exits.
 
documentation to accompany the scanner is discussed -- where to upload information and what kind of licensing issues exits.
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TO DOS:
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===references: ===
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references..
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aaaaarg.org
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===conclusions: ===
 
===conclusions: ===
  
 
committed to purchase the last of the diybookscanners from d. reetz, and work to get the remaining parts and get it built for use asap. We're also interested in building other models of scanners with different levels of automation and capability.
 
committed to purchase the last of the diybookscanners from d. reetz, and work to get the remaining parts and get it built for use asap. We're also interested in building other models of scanners with different levels of automation and capability.

Revision as of 18:14, 21 April 2013

first meeting notes

Contents

Digital Archivists group meeting notes 4/21/2013

9 people in attendence, Danny moderating introductions, danny discusses the impetus for calling the first meeting,

in attendance: danny N, dany Q, felipe, john, curtis, andrew, miloh, alan, kristina

Reetz scanner

We took a look at the Reetz scanner (RS) with online videos... Quick overview video: [1] More detailed video: [2] Some details about RS: Max scanning rate is 1,000 pages per hour. It can accommodate heavy books easily up to 12 x 9 inches and 3 inches depth. It cannot accommodate large format scanning.

Reetz offered the DIY bookscanner kit for under $500 (Discounted price for Noisebridge) Some additional components are necessary including: cameras glass probably the lighting (need to check on this)

TO DOs: Need to research which items should be purchased and how much it will cost. Need to figure out who will assembled hardware. Need to develop user guidelines and protocols. Need to reserve a member shelf to provide a physical space for the scanner.

TIMELINE: Danny already contacted Reetz to order the scanner. Next makerfaire is the weekend of May 18 and 19, which would be a good time to present or work on assembly (depending).

Prism scanner

We then looked at Dany Qs scanner [3] Some details about PS: The prism scanner costs more and has a larger failure rate than the RS (~25%). It also has a larger footprint (~4-5 feet) than the RS. It may offer a good direction for longer-term investment. Some questions to consider for future development: What's the scope of the scanning problem? How many hours work would it take for all possible books to be scanned by attendant scanners?) How to prevent failure rate/damage to potentially valuable books?

Content & Licensing

danny discussed the lack of availability of valuable rare books. Mushrooms, Russia and History (1957) is one example and New Alexandria [4] has made the book available digitally.

danny suggests scanning for users according to their own purposes (archival and reference) and to keep discussion of licensing issues in order to find ways to successfully get the content released.

kristina suggested looking at other precedents including the Prelinger Library where publications can be scanned for online sharing.

public domain is discussed, copyright, usage guidelines,

documentation to accompany the scanner is discussed -- where to upload information and what kind of licensing issues exits.

TO DOS:


references:

references.. aaaaarg.org


conclusions:

committed to purchase the last of the diybookscanners from d. reetz, and work to get the remaining parts and get it built for use asap. We're also interested in building other models of scanners with different levels of automation and capability.

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