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Old 05-09-2008, 10:28 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by RJ Emery View Post
I seek to purchase a scanner that would facilitate the scanning of oversized bound material -- in short, a book scanner.
Funny, after you introduced this topic I read about Booksnap, a two-headed scanning device designed expressly for copying the two pages of a book in useful resolution and high fidelity. (You can see how it works at the link.)

It was mentioned in a squib in the May 9 issue of The Week, with the title “And for those who have everything ….” It lists for $1,600, which sounds like a lot, but if it includes the two digital cameras (and it must), the price makes more sense. It makes PDFs if you like, and says it has very high OCR accuracy.

Perhaps more useful to you, there may be some office services place that lets you use it by the hour, or does the scanning for you.

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