scanning a ton of documentation

Lyle Bickley lbickley at
Wed Sep 22 14:30:00 CDT 2021

AFAIK, I have an entire library of MODCOMP documentation - consisting of over
one thousand manuals as PDF's. I will check with the person who had the
original manuals scanned and check to see if it is O.K. to zip them up and give
them to AL to post on bitsavers. (I expect them to say "O.K.").

On Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:14:02 -0400
Bill Degnan via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks
> 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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