Waaaaay OT, sorry.
vizion at vizion.occoxmail.com
Tue Nov 29 15:46:38 GMT 2005
On Tuesday 29 November 2005 05:05, the author virgil huston contributed to
the dialogue on-
Re: Waaaaay OT, sorry.:
>> > On Monday 28 November 2005 22:05, the author Gary Kline contributed to
>> > dialogue on-
>> > Waaaaay OT, sorry.:
>> > > Folks,
>> > >
>> > > 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 ... .
>Two thoughts: One is to print all the pages out and then scan them. You have
>to find a fiche reader with a printer and it will cost. Second, and I have
>no idea if this will work, putting the fiche on the scanner bed and
>enlarging/manipulating the image prior to scanning, kind of like scanning a
>35mm slide. I guess this depends on how small the fiche text is.
That is unlikely to work because the fiche resolution is so high - and would
require a scanner with an equivalently high resolution.
A camera on a standard lab microscope is probably the best way to go if you
want to digitize the result.
>> > > thanks for any insights,
>> > >
>> > > gary
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