[bksvol-discuss] Re: scanner price, no donations, no replacement yet

Hi Allison, 

 

On the canon I have I got them to pop for it. Originally my employeer was
going to get it but them we hafve had a lot state budget cuts. So I went to
the state and they suggested an Epson but I told them I really wanted the
duplex mode for scanning book and they said okay. 

 

 

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carrie Karnos
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 2:37 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] scanner price, no donations, no replacement yet

 

The 3 things I promised to ask about when I went into the office today:

 

1. Allison, Marissa said that the inhouse scanner retails for $7,000 (a
Canon DR 6080 if I recall correctly), but you can find them on Yahoo
shopping for $4,200-$5,500.

 

2. When I asked Marissa where she was donating the chopped books, she said
that she wasn't.  The prison library never called her back after repeated
phone calls. She's offered the books on craigslist many times, but no one's
interested.  So I recycled 100 books today. I also started an OCR of 40
books, and chopped up 20, but did NOT submit any, giving the download list a
breather.

 

3. There's no replacement yet for Marissa.

 

Happy scanning and validating everyone!  Carrie

Allison Mervis <allisonfm@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

How expensive is this scanner? I kind of want one now. Maybe I could
convince the state to get me one.

Allison

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Carrie Karnos <mailto:ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>  

To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 8:01 AM

Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 36 books today

 

Julie is correct.  We use an industrial-strength chopper to slice off
bindings from books. It takes the office scanner about 2 minutes to scan a
250-page book (assuming there are no problems). Most older books like I
usually get don't do well with the scanner (lots of double-feeds and/or
jams) but newer books zip thru just fine.

 

It took me a LONG time to not feel guilty over 'killing' books, but I figure
that they are being sacrificed for the greater good.  We are raised to
respect books, never mark in them, always treat them kindly, so it was hard
to chop them up at first.  Marissa found somewhere to donate the chopped
books so now they have an extended life, thank goodness!  Before that, they
were simply recycled as mixed paper.

 

Carrie

Julie Morales <inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The Bookshare office has a high-speed scanner with a document feeder, so
scanning all those books is definitely a feat, but it goes much faster than
it would for most of us, and yes, they chop off the bindings so they can put
the pages through the feeder. Take care.

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----- Original Message ----- 

From: Estelnalissi <mailto:airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 11:06 PM

Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 36 books today

 

Dear Carrie and List,

 

Excuse the silly question but do you mean you literally chop? For example,
do you slice off bindings so the pages scan better? If so, how do you do
that?

 

Also, can anyone suggest how to flatten a book to get the best scan? I have
so many books I hope to scan and share but some I couldn't bear to chop,
while it would be all right with others because I would know they would
actually be read more if chopped than if not.

 

Always turning Pages,

 

Lissi

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Carrie Karnos <mailto:ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>  

To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 6:45 PM

Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 36 books today

 

No no no, I didn't scan them all myself.  There are maybe a dozen volunteers
who work at the office sometime during the week.  Someone will chop up a
bunch of books, someone else will scan them, yesterday someone OCRed 30
books, so all I did was take books that needed to be submitted and submit
them.  It's a group effort, really it is!  Thursday I'll chop, scan and OCR
some books and then someone else will probably submit them.  It's easier to
do 20-30 books at a time thru each step than go thru the whole process with
just one book.

 

Carrie

Allison Mervis <allisonfm@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Wow! And you scanned all of those yourself? I'd better get crackin! Lol!
Allison

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carrie Karnos" 
To: "Bookshare Vol Group" 
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 4:45 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] submitted 36 books today


> Hi all,
> 
> I submitted the following books this morning:
> 
> To the Manner Born by John Chaloner
> Livia or Buried Alive by Lawrence Durrell
> Women Like Us by Erica Abeel
> Fat City by Leonard Gardner
> Believing Cassandra by Alan AtKisson
> Malafrena by Ursula K. LeGuin
> The Secret by Julie Garwood
> Breach of Duty by J. A. Jance
> Three Fates by Nora Roberts
> People of the Lake by Richard Leakey
> The Last Paradise by James D. Houston
> The Phantom of M anhattan by Frederick Forsyth
> The Gorbachev Phenomenon by Moshe Lewin
> Scarlett O'Hara's Younger Sister by Evelyn Keyes
> Great Expectations by Kathy Acker
> Heidelberg by Wolfgang Kootz
> Skeleton Dance by Aaron Elkins
> Z by Vassilis Vassilikos
> Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
> The Music Man by Meredith Willson
> Richard Hittleman's Introduction to Yoga by Richard Hittleman
> The New New Thing by Michael Lewis
> The Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis
> Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the US by William Burnham
> Frommer's 99 England
> Moving and Living Abroad by Albright, Chu and Austin
> Designing Babies by Roger Gosden
> The Challenge of the Sea by Arthur C. Clarke
> Over His Dead Body by Leslie Glass
> The Bang Devils by Patrick Foss
> My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
> The Struggle for Democracy by Greenberg and Page
> Me ntal Heal th: Culture, Race and Ethnicity by the US Dept of Health and
> Human Services
> 
> and some kiddie books:
> Andy and the Lion
> Mystery in the Night Woods
> Duffy and the Devil (Caldecott Medal book)
> 
> In a few weeks, I'm leaving for a 3-week vacation in Europe, so I want to
> make sure you all don't run out of books while I'm gone :-)
> 
> Carrie
> 
> PS, there's still another 30 books waiting to be chopped, 30 waiting to
> scanned, 20 waiting to be OCRed, and 30 waiting to be submitted, in case
> anyone is interested in the backlog here at the office. And those don't
> include books from any of the contracts...
> 
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