scanning a ton of documentation

geneb geneb at
Wed Sep 22 16:40:44 CDT 2021

On Wed, 22 Sep 2021, devin davison via cctalk wrote:

> 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?
I would scan it all at 600dpi - that's what I do with everything I scan. 
I'd upload it to the IA as well, but that's just me. :)

> 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?
Disk space is cheap, go for scan quality.


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