scanning a ton of documentation

Bill Degnan billdegnan at
Wed Sep 22 14:14:02 CDT 2021

Where are you located?  We have a small amount of Modcomp docs here and
could take on a box more of the most useful paper docs for posterity-sake,
to round out what's already here.
Bill Degnan
Kennett Square, PA

On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 3:05 PM devin davison via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> Hello,
> The person that refered me to my present job  at a datacenter passed away
> this past monday. He was a hardware / software engineer for modcomp
> computers. He left me all of the computers and documents. there are too
> many books to keep, stuff concerning the modcomp computers that is not
> saved anywhere else that i can tell.
> I have picked up storage containers for all the books, and i can scan it
> all. after that, its all probally going in the recycle bin, as i dont know
> where or how i would keep such a large pile of paper manuals on hand.
> what is the prefered format to upload things to bitsavers in? is pdf
> acceptable?
> How can i create a pdf that is not too big on file size? Can the text be
> recognized  and be made searchable within the scanned pdf?
> any input would be appreciated, Thanks.
> --Devin D.

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