[Noisebridge-board] DIY Book Scanner
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.
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
> Post to noisebridge-discuss instead.
> 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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