[Noisebridge-board] DIY Book Scanner

Ani Niow v at oneletterwonder.com
Sat Mar 17 00:27:57 PDT 2012


Way to be welcoming to the n00b, asshole. 

Danny, try emailing the discuss list here: https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss You may get in touch with someone who actually wants to help out with your project instead of telling you the wrong way to go about it.


-Ani




On Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM, Andy Isaacson wrote:

> Well, the first thing to do is email a list that people actually read --
> the board list is just for administrivia. At Noisebridge the board is a
> bunch of powerless figureheads who do nothing; all powr belongs to the
> members.
> 
> Post to noisebridge-discuss instead.
> 
> -andy
> 
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 08:51:34PM -0400, newmy51 at gmail.com (mailto:newmy51 at gmail.com) wrote:
> > Hello Noisebridge,
> > 
> > I write you from Bolivia, doing super cool mushroom studies. Just before I
> > left, I attended a meeting where (at the very end when barely anyone was
> > listening) I brought up my desire to build a book scanner at the space.
> > I've since noticed that the folks over at diybookscanner.org (http://diybookscanner.org) have pledged
> > to "put a book scanner in every hacker space." Whether that means they
> > intend to help in any way/facilitate the process or it's just a rhetorical
> > platitude, I'm not sure, but suffice it to say, Noisebridge is a hacker
> > space, and book scanners are wonderful no matter where they live.
> > 
> > Being only a mere visitor to Noisebridge -- first only during trips to SFO,
> > now more frequently as a SFO resident -- I'm very unfamiliar with the
> > protocol for proposing and beginning a project of these proportions. Is
> > there a submission/approval process, or do I just up and make the thing
> > with whoever's into the idea? Has someone already hopped on this book
> > scanning bandwagon? Has diybookscanner already contacted some Noisebridge
> > people?
> > 
> > I get back on April 17th. I'd like to get started as soon as possible, as
> > a large part of the drive to build a book scanner is to beef up the
> > Mycological Society of San Francisco library with a digital mirror of its
> > printed holdings (they also want a bunch of old
> > newsletters/flyers/correspondence digitized). Negotiations with Internet
> > Archive have been strained and paperwork heavy, problems which could quite
> > handily be solved by having a public access scanner running open source
> > image handling and OCR software. I should mention I'm vying for the
> > position of society librarian (in addition to aspirations for creating a
> > much larger digital mycological library).
> > 
> > However a scheme like this ought to proceed, I will certainly need plenty
> > of help, at both the hardware and software level, so feel free to forward
> > this on to anyone you think might be interested.
> > 
> > All the best from Bolivia. Hope to hear back soon.
> > 
> > Excellently Yours,
> > 
> > -Danny Newman
> > cell: 5056709090 (can't receive calls until April 17th).
> > 
> 
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