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Suggest a scanner

PandagirlPandagirl TorontoRegistered User new member
Hi all,

I think this is the right place to get an answer to my question. I have a good collection of books. Some of the rare books are passed over by my uncle. I tried scanning the books using the canon scanner but shadows are appearing when scanned. Few books are very old to difficult to scan. I read about converting documents into digital format (http://www.ashconversions.com/resources) using digital imaging technology. Is it possible to do so, in my situation too? If not, please suggest some other method.

Thanks

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  • GrobianGrobian What's on sale? Pliers!Registered User regular
    edited January 2017
    Overhead Book scanners exist, but they are huge and expensive. BE4-SGS-V2Kiosk_Front_stage.png
    (random image from Google, I don't know anything about brands for that)

    If I had a few old books I wanted to scan, I would go to the next university library because they often have those things. Will probably cost a fee of some sort, but still way cheaper than buying a new scanner.

    The other thing to try would be to simulate an overhead scanner with great lighting and a digital camera but I have no experience with that.

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  • hsuhsu Registered User regular
    I also plan to digitize some of my out of print books and I'll probably go with booksorber using my digital camera.
    http://dcoetzee.tumblr.com/post/52197794319/book-scanning-and-my-experience-with-booksorber

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