[Digitalarchivists] Book scanning and ocr

John Shutt john.d.shutt at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 23:01:53 UTC 2014


Hi Andrew,

Our weekly meetings are on a temporary hiatus, but I will be at Noisebridge
that night for Five Minutes of Fame and could bring the cameras in and show
you how to use the scanner!

John
On Mar 15, 2014 1:20 PM, "Andrew Defries" <andrew.defries at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear archivists,
>
> I would lked to learn more about you book scanning setup. Will you have a
> session this thursday, and can I scan a book at that time for an ocr
> project?
>
> Looking forward to meeting you all,
>
> Andrew Defries PhD
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>> The scanner was popular and people helped out quite a bit!
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>> We wrote a python version of the shell script and added html output
>> that lets you see the images as they're scanned. I scanned a book and
>> was able to process the images with scantailor.
>>
>> We also got the PowerShot cameras from Jake, found DC plugs to use
>> with them, and looked into CHDK. We didn't manage to load the
>> firmware, though. One camera takes messed up pictures and is probably
>> too broken, but the other seems ok.
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>> Some things to do next:
>> - Try some OCR software
>> - Debug and install CHDK
>> - Find a power supply for the PowerShots (3.15v)
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>> Dany
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