How Archive.org Digitizes Books

April 8, 2008 at 3:46 PM Leave a comment

Wired Magazine recently published online a brief photo essay detailing Archive.org’s digitization process. Interesting to get a look at book digitization from a non-bookperson’s perspective. I find it ironic that they use the term “monastic diligence” to describe the rather tedious flipping of pages by worker bees operating book scanners. Even the most mediocre scribe must have needed more intricate skills than those required to place a book in a scanner and turn the pages. Not that there’s anything wrong with that …

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Entry filed under: Digital Libraries.

Patience, Fortitude … and Steve Happy Library Week (belated)

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