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DIY Book Scanner, details

I’ve mentioned Daniel Reetz’s DIY portable book scanner here before. It’s a great combination of an interesting thing to look at, an interesting project to contemplate and a bit of a gauntlet tossed down as far as bigger questions of … Continue reading

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unintended consequences of Google Books project

I was lucky enough to catch Brewster Kahle talking with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now on my drive home from NJLA. I feel like I’m pretty up on what’s going on with Google and the Internet Archive and book scanning. … Continue reading

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diy book scanners on instructables

You can make your own fancy-pants book scanners from trash and cheap cameras, instructables shows you how in just 79 easy steps! [thanks nick]

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Harvard decides to opt out of Google book scanning

In light of the recent Google Books/APA settlement, Harvard has examined the details and decided not to be part of the project after all. Harvard’s university-library director, Robert C. Darnton, wrote in a letter to the library staff, “the settlement … Continue reading

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