[d@DCC] Inovation in canada under the curent regime.
cmacd at achilles.net
Sat Dec 11 11:38:10 EST 2004
Again passing on a quote form Brewster Kahle. Seems that the U of
Toronto has been working on using a robot system to make scans of book
that can be viewed as either JPGs or with a java applet.
They are currently working on a large number of French books, which
should be helpful to "candian Heritages" Goal of having more French
content on the web.
> The Million Books Project will be posting 10's of thousands of books
> later this month on the Archive and elsewhere. These were scanned in
> India by the Indian government. Stay tuned.
> This fall we kicked off a volume book scanning "in-library" project at
> the University of Toronto.
> The idea is to get the price per page down using domestic workers.
> We now have it below 10 cents per page and targeting 3 1/3 cents, or
> $10 for a 300 page book.
> This is already much less than the commercial rates we have heard from
> libraries of $0.85 to $1 per page.
> If you know of people wanting to do alot of high quality scanning,
> please let us know!
Charles MacDonald Stittsville Ontario
cmacd at achilles.net Just Beyond the Fringe
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