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Scanning a WHAT —

I have done my first weblog posting on the Internet Archive Weblog: Scanning a Braille Playboy.

I could probably count on half of one hand the amount of group weblogs I’ve posted on, and I can count on one finger the amount of time any institution or company I’ve ever worked for has let me have the ability to post directly to their weblog with something I’ve written.  I hope I’ve done the place right.  Go ahead and find out the story of the Braille Playboy, which is in fact about how the Internet Archive scans and adds a new book to their collection every ninety seconds. Isn’t that amazing?

Great wagon my star is hitched to.

 


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  1. Stephen says:

    Reminds me of the opening from the movie Sneakers where Whistler is reading one of these in the van…

  2. nimbus says:

    I have heard of this document. Thanks! How I love the Internet Archive….

  3. [...] Jason Scott describes the process of scanning a 1992 Braille edition of Playboy magazine into the Internet [...]

  4. Maya Mendoza says:

    I didn’t know about this “amazing, globe-spanning book scanner operation” as you put it. I’m glad that I stumbled across your blog and this info. It excites me that all that information is being held in trust for future generations – I studied history and the history of publishing at uni a number of years ago. Without books the past is literally dead to millions of people. This is an important project. Thanks Jason.