Even the word chop and book used in the same sentence makes me cringe. As a bibliophile long before I became blind I am aghast at destroying books. However the chopping consists of despining it so that it can be run through a high speed scanner. I don't know what kind of equipment is used to perform the mutilation, but it resides at the Bookshare offices. Those who want to despine their own books would, I suppose, have to use another means.
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To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 9:14 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] chopping books
I saw Scott's note about chopping a book and wondered how others do this. I have scanned intact books so far except the brain injury book which I owned. That one I: --carefully pulled away from the paperback binding --pulled each page off separately --trimmed any ragged edges, a few pages at a time, with my scissors Do you go to Kinko's or something to get booked chopped? Charisma To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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