[vcf-midatlantic] An idea for preservation and a proposal for the future of the VCF's library of written media.

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat May 14 13:28:52 UTC 2022

On 5/14/22 09:24, Martin Flynn via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> CDL (and earlier OMARC) have offered to purchase or build a v book 
> scanner so we don't have to de-bind a publication to conserve it.  The 
> current front-runner should we pull the trigger on this is the Image 
> Access Bookeye 5
> The two issues as I see them:
>   * The lack of organic resources to support such a program.

   If you mean people to do the work, yes, that's the tough part.  LSSM 
has two high-speed duplex production scanners, all of the software set 
up with a PDF/A workflow, and several pallets containing thousands of 
pounds of documentation.  But no one to run the scanners.

   It's extremely frustrating.

   Don't waste money on hardware (like we did) until you have 
*guaranteed* people to actually do something with it.

>   * The desire of InfoAge to put any electronic version produced by a
>     program they control behind a paywall.

   Yeah that's BS.  They seem to be missing the point.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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