[Digitalarchivists] Hello, I need to scan books for personal use

newmy51 at gmail.com newmy51 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 15:31:01 UTC 2013


Vinay,

The scanner is currently in the hands of the books department of the
Internet Archive.  We expect to have it up and running soon.  A message
will go out to this list once it's ready.

Best,

-Danny


On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Christopher Whipple <crw at crwbot.com>wrote:

> Hi Vinay,
>
> It's my understanding that we don't yet have the book scanner. Keep
> watching this mailing list for updates, though.
>
> -c.
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 12:49 AM, Vinay Pimplé <vinay.pimple at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Sorry for the repost, but I didn’t know that html emails are scrubbed as
>> html attachments. So, here it is in plain text.
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> New member of this mailing list. I am blind, and need the book scanner to
>> scan and
>>
>> OCR a few books for my personal use. The publisher refused to make them
>> available
>>
>> in electronic format despite repeated requests.
>>
>> Is the scanner fully set up? What is the software situation? Have any of
>> you scanned
>>
>> anything yet? Can I use it, and can someone show me how to, at first?
>>
>> Sorry if I am missing stuff about the group. I tried to read some of the
>> archived
>>
>> messages, but my 7zip uncompressed the gz files into garbage txt files.
>>
>> Vinay
>>
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