[bksvol-discuss] Re: Singing The Dying Epson scanner Blues

Rik,

If I had to estimate the approximate pages I scanned with this little puppy,
I'd have to say I scanned about a quarter of a million pages--that's about
150% better performance than originally promised by the scanner
manufacturer.

After looking at several models, I think I'm going to purchase the Plustek
Opticbook 3600.  It seems to be speedy and I like the bookedge capability.
I really didn't get too many responses from the Kurzweil 1000 list.  So,
I'll purchase a scanner that I know.

Pratik


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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rik James
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 4:14 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Singing The Dying Epson scanner Blues

This note is for Pratik, but maybe some or any of you.

I think I saw a note you wrote to the Kurzweil list asking about scanners.
I think you said you had just experienced your Epson Perfection's demise.
Well, me too.  I think this must be my week to feel jinxed. Having just
plunked down the dough for the K-1000 and now my Epson Perfection 1650 has
begun to rattle and quake about every tenth scan, and besides being noisy,
it sure wrecks the scans.  

Kurzweil has a scanner compatibility list on their website. But I'm hoping
to actually get performance reviews somewhere, and the only Epson they list
is 1200 which are no longer available.

Did you, Pratik, or anyone, have scanner suggestions as to models and
features which will be best place to start shopping.  

 I just want to know what is out there and what folks are using.  I lucked
out reading a review of the Epson back when I got it.   Three years.  I
guess that is a good life for a scanner.

Thanks.
Rik

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rik James
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 11:03 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Submitted: The Real West Marginal Way

TITLE:   The Real West Marginal Way
AUTHOR:  Richard Hugo
YEAR OF COPYRIGHT:   1986 
GENRE:  Non-fiction, memoir
How Many Pages: 260 pp.
SHORT DESCRIPTION: 
Subtitle is "A Poets Autobiography. ".for all who care about Hugo's work,
the craft of letters, and what it is to live an American life." (book
jacket) Includes personal essays, and interviews.

ISBN #:   0-393-02326-5

LONGER DESCRIPTION:

Richard Hugo was a major American poet, an influential and inspiring
teacher, and a master of the personal essay. Many of these essays have now
been assembled and arranged by Ripley Hugo, the poet's widow and a writer
and teacher, and by Lois and James Welch, writers and close friends of the
poet. Together the essays constitute a compelling autobiographical narrative
that takes the poet from his lonely childhood, through the war years and his
working and creative life, to an interview just before his untimely death in
1982. The introduction is by William Matthews, also a friend of Hugo's.

Richard Hugo, author of eight volumes of poetry, directed the University of
Montana's creative-writing program and edited the Yale Younger Poets Series.
Making Certain It Goes On: The Collected Poems was published in 1984. Ripley
Hugo lives in Missoula, Montana, as do the Welches.

VOLUNTEER COMMENTS:  

This book of non-fiction was scanned using Kurzweil K-1000 version 10.05.
Pages were normalized, headers removed, ranked spelling was run.  Very few
errors. Submitted in RTF, KES copy still available if desired. 

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