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02/05/2012

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Ben Brumfield

We're all waiting for zero-edge scanners, but in the meanwhile a lot of digitization that preserves book spines is done with cameras and book readers in which the book is only opened at a 90-120 degree angle. That's how most of the Google Books were scanned, and the Internet Archive has similar machines. Personally, I have a camera stand built out of scrap lumber that I've used for my great-great grandmother's diaries. You can see my finger in many of the images, but it gets the job done.

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