book scanning (was: DEC Direct Sales Catalog)
frustum at pacbell.net
Thu Jan 8 11:22:47 CST 2009
Dave Caroline wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Jim Battle <frustum at pacbell.net> wrote:
>> You have to break an egg to make an omelet.
> only for omletes
> not for books, some do have a value in complete condition
I agree certain documents should not be destroyed; I have scanned some
books one page at a time myself. However, that doesn't usually apply --
most manuals aren't *that* rare. Scanning the book and making it
available also has value, and often more than the value of the complete,
Personally I'm much less worried about the loss of value than I am about
copyright issues. There are things I have scanned which I haven't put
online. I could certainly work harder to acquire permission to post
what I do. 90% of my scanning doesn't have such approval, although I'm
fairly comfortable that the copyright holder isn't concerned.
(How do I know the latter? I've been contacted by some of the
principals of Processor Technology who said: "nice work", but I don't
have a piece of paper with a lawyers signature on it. Getronics bought
up Wang a decade ago, and while they haven't given me any legal
document, the fact that they shipped me a pallet of documents, floppies,
and equipment for the cost of shipping after seeing my website should
count for something.)
> I have the catalogue online and respond to reques
> the correct data entry of the catalogue takes a long time and should
> predate mass scanning
> I love the online stuff I want more
Dave, not to be snippy, but I am not sure where the punctuation goes
above. Let me guess.
> I have the catalogue online and respond to requests.
> The correct data entry of the catalogue takes a long time and should
> predate mass scanning.
> I love the online stuff. I want more.
Did I get it right?
Why should the catalog predate the scanning? It isn't obvious to me.
At what point do you decide your catalog is done and start scanning then?
Personally, I scan when I have something to scan and I have the time.
If I waited for the "right" time nothing would ever be scanned.
Some of my docs:
I have a couple more sites with corresponding documents, but they aren't
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