[bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning question

  • From: "Katherine Petersen" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "katherine_petersen" for DMARC)
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 16:52:56 -0800

Hi There,

I don’t pre-proof pages, so that’s one reason. I scan a chunk, sometimes a
whole book unless I run into a page that’s not good. Then I save that file,
edit that chunk and then scan another chunk.

We all have our own unique ways of doing things, and BookShare benefits from
all of our contributions.

Trust me, my scans have their own idiosyncrasies. J

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Roger Loran Bailey
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Sent: Monday, November 09, 2015 12:07 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning question

I would say that the question is unanswerable because of the vast differences
in how we scan. There is no way I will be able to scan a 300 page book in only
an hour to seventy-five minutes. I just finished a book that I was scanning at
a rate of fourteen pages a day. Each of those sessions took me a bit over an
hour if I didn't run into any problems and occasionally I did run into
problems. I was scanning one page at a time and preproofing each page before I
scanned the next page. Another recent book I scanned took me about three hours
or more a day. That one had over 500 pages and I was doing thirty pages a day.
Again, depending on whether I am scanning one page at a time or two pages at a
time I preproof each one or two pages before going on to the next one or two.
Here is how I decide how much to scan each day. I figure that I have to have
twenty books accepted into the collection per year to cover the cost of my
subscription. So I divide 365 days by twenty and I get 18.25 days to complete
each book. I divide the number of pages by 18.25 and round up to the nearest
even number and that is how many pages I set for myself to scan each day. If
the book is a short book I can do it in about an hour. If it is a long one it
takes three or more hours a day. If it is a long and complex one I can work all
afternoon. But I manage to finish one about every seventeen to eighteen days.

On 11/9/2015 2:01 AM, Katherine Petersen (Redacted sender katherine_petersen
for DMARC) wrote:

Hi Judy,

Hard covers are faster than paperbacks for me as they’re usually cleaner.
Sometimes I’ll do them in spurts, but I’d say a 300-page novel usually takes an
hour to 75 minutes, give or take.

Sometimes I’ll scan the whole book and then go back and scan a couple pages if
they were messed up; other times I’ll stop when one messes up, work on what’s
done and then continue. Some people scan one page at a time, and I do two at a
time though.

Hope this helps.


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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Judy s.
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2015 9:49 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Scanning question

For you guys who scan, how long does it take to scan a novel of, say, 200 to
300 pages, something with straightforward fonts, no footnotes or illustrations?
I know it's different depending on the type of scanner you use, and your
software, and how difficult it is to scan a particular book based on its
binding and age, but I'd really appreciate any ballpark figures you can share.



Judy s.
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