[Digitalarchivists] Noisebridge DIY Book Scanner
judec at archive.org
Tue Jul 23 22:08:01 UTC 2013
I'm hoping to talk to Robert within the next hour or so (it is about 6AM
in Shenzhen), but since he's not here, I think it would be most
convenient to reschedule for when Robert is back in town. How about any
time during the week of August 12-16 or 19-23?
On 7/23/13 2:06 PM, newmy51 at gmail.com wrote:
> Haven't heard back from you yet. Are we on for tomorrow, or should we
> reschedule for when Robert's back in town?
> On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM, newmy51 at gmail.com
> <mailto:newmy51 at gmail.com> <newmy51 at gmail.com
> <mailto:newmy51 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> DA List et al.,
> I propose we plan for the late morning/early afternoon of
> Wednesday the 24th or anytime shortly thereafter. That way, John
> will be back in town to participate.
> Reply to confirm.
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Christopher Whipple
> <crwbot at gmail.com <mailto:crwbot at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I'm unavailable Wednesday evenings and this coming Monday
> evening, the 15th. Other than that, my schedule is fairly
> flexible given some fair warning.
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 5:38 PM, John Shutt
> <john.d.shutt at gmail.com <mailto:john.d.shutt at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hey all,
> My return flight is the night of July 23rd, so any date
> after that would work for me.
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 5:01 PM, newmy51 at gmail.com
> <mailto:newmy51 at gmail.com> <newmy51 at gmail.com
> <mailto:newmy51 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Jude et al.,
> I'm back in town, moved, mostly recovered from
> whatever latest plague is going around, and ready to
> meet. However, we have two core group members
> currently out of town, both of whom should be back by
> the end of the month, if not sooner (hopefully
> sooner). I, too, may be leaving town for a spell
> sometime in late July/early August. That said:
> 1. John and Felipe: when are your precise return
> dates and earliest possible days you'd be available to
> travel to IA and/or Richmond?
> 2. Jude: what days/times work for you?
> 3. Chris Whipple: when would your car be available
> for such a trip?
> Awaiting your replies,
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:38 PM, John Shutt
> <john.d.shutt at gmail.com
> <mailto:john.d.shutt at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> That's great news about the PC, Jude! I would be
> up for travelling to Richmond to meet and help set
> things up, on whatever date works for everyone else.
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:20 AM,
> newmy51 at gmail.com <mailto:newmy51 at gmail.com>
> <newmy51 at gmail.com <mailto:newmy51 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Jude, Daniel & Noisebridge DA-List,
> I'm still out of state, but finally at a
> computer fit for writing emails which my
> limited patience for dinky touchscreens will
> not permit.
> Those software tweaks sound like an excellent
> fit for our purposes, and perhaps kit scanners
> worldwide, as internet connectivity is not
> necessarily a guarantee in all scanning
> circumstances. It's also nice to know that
> one or more components of the archive.org
> <http://archive.org> hardware/software suite
> are retoolable at all. Can that be taken to
> mean that these things are entirely open
> source? If so, is there publicly available
> documentation detailing this equipment and the
> software behind it? One of the end goals of
> Noisebridge's book scanning endeavors is,
> loosely put, to develop hardware, software and
> operation standards to which all other
> hackerspaces and their scanners can adhere.
> From conversations so far with both Daniel
> and IA people, that appears to be a shared goal.
> I can't personally make a trip to Richmond
> until at least a few days after I get back
> (20th), as I'll be moving my life out of one
> San Francisco hobble and into another. We do
> have several folks in our ranks who have
> expressed a willingness to travel, whether to
> the Archive, Ace Monster Toys, etc. I'll
> leave it to them to speak up if that's a trip
> one or more are willing/able to make. Purely
> out of self interest, I propose that meeting
> take place closer to the end of this month or
> the beginning of next, so as to remain as
> personally involved as possible.
> We haven't settled on a Powershot model as of
> yet. That search was ongoing until news came
> of being loaned Canon DSLRs from the Books
> dept. at IA. I assume our "beta testing" will
> benefit from the use of more than one camera
> model. Seems like we ought to seek out
> Powershots just to have on hand. Do you,
> Jude, or other Books people have any insights
> into the merits of one model or another? I've
> done my own exploring/conversating in this
> DIYBookScanner thread
> but there does not seem to be a consensus on a
> single gold standard so far.
> With all the developments as of late, we (the
> Noisebridge Digital Archivists group) are
> definitely due for another general meeting.
> That will likely be the first order of
> business upon my return to SF, post-move.
> I'll send out another dispatch once the
> date's been set. I extend to you, Jude, the
> same invitation I have to Daniel, which is to
> Skype into that meeting and/or simply
> subscribe to the DA mailing list
> <https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Digital_Archivists> if
> you'd like to stay extra-current with our
> goings on.
> With great anticipation,
> -Danny N.
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:56 PM, Jude Coelho
> <judec at archive.org <mailto:judec at archive.org>>
> Hi Danny,
> I wanted to give you an update on where
> things stand. I ordered a PC (the same
> model we use on our scribes) and it should
> be here before the end of the week. I plan
> to put our software on there and then set
> a few switches in the software that are
> designed to allow our scribes to function
> in the event of a network outage. This
> will allow the software to work without a
> connection to archive.org
> <http://archive.org>'s database. I don't
> believe that should take more than a day,
> so I think, if it's good for you, we can
> probably meet up some time later next week
> or early the following week and so I can
> give you the PC, the cameras, and some
> training in using our software. I'm also
> excited to check out the scanner.
> After that, I think you're definitely
> going to want to make some modifications
> to the software, and I'd be glad to help
> or advise with that in any way I can. We
> can discuss it in more detail, but to
> briefly summarize our process, our
> software is designed to produce a tarball
> of images along with an xml file
> containing metadata about cropping,
> deskewing, and rotation of the images (and
> some structural metadata about page
> numbers and page types optionally captured
> during image capture). This metadata is
> used on our servers, once a book is
> uploaded, to perform those actions on the
> raw images, producing the final formats
> that you see on archive.org
> <http://archive.org>. While you're of
> course welcome to upload anything you scan
> to archive.org <http://archive.org>, wait
> for it to process, and then download it, I
> assume you'd also like to be able to
> produce finished scans independent of our
> servers (and we would like to see that
> happen as well).
> Would you be able to meet at our Physical
> Archive in Richmond? That's where the
> cameras are, and also where my colleague
> Sean is based. He will have some ideas for
> mounting the cameras.
> I'm also very interested in seeing how the
> software works with the Canon Powershots
> you guys have. Do you have the model
> number of those, by the way? I would like
> to look at the specs online.
> I'll email you again as soon as the PC
> arrives so we can set a date. Are you
> still out of town? If so, is there someone
> else I should email about this?
> Thanks, and I look forward to working
> Jude Coelho
> Process Manager
> Internet Archive
> On 5/28/13 10:55 AM, Jude Coelho wrote:
>> Hi Danny,
>> After you left on Friday, I heard back on
>> an email I had sent to Daniel Reetz a
>> week earlier, and he suggested we contact
>> Noisebridge and look into working
>> together since you had one of the kits.
>> Let me see what Robert has to say about
>> the time frame and I'll get back to you
>> asap. His email is CCed here btw.
>> Jude Coelho
>> Process Manager
>> Internet Archive
>> On 5/24/13 6:17 PM, newmy51 at gmail.com
>> <mailto:newmy51 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Jude,
>>> I write you now from Noisebridge, just
>>> beneath the shelf currently home to the
>>> mostly-assembled Reetz kit scanner. An
>>> update has gone out to the Digital
>>> Archivists mailing list
>>> with a recap of our attendance today at
>>> IA and the accompanying discussions with
>>> yourself, Robert and Jason Scott.
>>> Though I will almost certainly be out
>>> of town for the occasion, we'd like to
>>> put together a time when the kit can be
>>> brought to IA and outfitted with the
>>> necessary equipment and/or software to
>>> begin the "beta testing" we discussed
>>> this afternoon. The only way I could
>>> personally participate in that meeting
>>> would be if it took place this coming
>>> Tuesday, which I realize may be too
>>> short of notice. Either way, get back
>>> to me when you can with what works for
>>> you and we'll plan accordingly. And of
>>> course, thank you, again, for your
>>> advice, generosity, and interest in our
>>> project and its progress. We look
>>> forward to working with you.
>>> Very Best.
>>> -Danny N.
>>> PS: Please forward this onto Robert as
>>> well (I don't have his email address).
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