Re: Scanner needed
- From: "Jon Ingram" <jon.ingram@[redacted]>
- Subject: Re: Scanner needed
- Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 21:25:37 +0100
On 5/29/07, Susan Kleiman <susank@[redacted]> wrote:
> Dear Book People:
> I have arranged for a classic nursing book (Humanistic Nursing by Josephine
> Paterson and Loretta Zderad) to be put on the Gutenberg list.
> However, I need a person to scan in this 135 page book in the proper format
> for Gutenberg.
> I have a brand new copy and am willing to pay some money for the effort.
You should probably tell us where you're based. I'd be happy to scan
the book for you, but as I'm probably not in the same country as you,
my offer might not be that helpful :).
I'm also unclear whether you just want the book scanned, or whether
you want it scanned and then converted into a PG e-text. If it's the
latter, then there's no need to pay for the e-text production, as you
can use Distributed Proofreaders for that.
I'm not sure if you're aware of the Distributed Proofreaders project --
If you're not, it's basically the book-production arm of Project
Gutenberg now -- I think on the latest count at least 90% of the texts
added to PG in the last year came through DP. They take in page scans
from a variety of places, distribute the proofreading and correction
of the computer-generated OCR, format it, and assemble it into a