Waaaaay OT, sorry.
vizion at vizion.occoxmail.com
Tue Nov 29 06:15:13 GMT 2005
On Monday 28 November 2005 22:05, the author Gary Kline contributed to the
Waaaaay OT, sorry.:
> This is one of my more obscure questions and involves scanning
> not paper but something they used to store books, magazines,
> and newspapers--before the computer age. It is called a
> microfiche (or fiche). A friend got a copy of a rare
> out-of-print, not-for-sale book on microfiche. We're looking
> for some means of scanning this film into a scanner with
> OCR. So far, he has tried a camera with 8G memory. No joy,
> the scanner sees garbage. Anybody out there ever have anything
> like this prob? The book is from 1913 so it is well in the
> public domain. I've already written Google; zero response.
> I want to get this book up on my site, fully HTML it so that
> everybody has the opportunity to ready it ... .
> thanks for any insights,
Its a long time since I have handled microfiche but my guess is you will need
to mount your camera onto a microfiche reader or a microscope. The
resolution of a microfiche image is really high - far higher than the camera
you are using so I think you may need something to enlarge the image for you
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