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Subject: Scanning print documents

Scanning print documents

From: Jessica S. Johnson <jsjohnson>
Date: Monday, May 20, 1996
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    Date: 19 May 96
    From: Robin Veder <rmvede [at] MAIL__WM__EDU>
    Subject: Safely scanning print documents
    To: Multiple recipients of list ARTIFACT <ARTIFACT [at] UMDD__UMD__EDU>

    I am considering investing in a hand-held cool text-based
    scanner in order to download material from 19th C. typeface
    documents, like books and journals that shouldn't be photocopied
    because of binding, paper quality, etc.  If it can be safely
    used, I think it may save me many hours of transcription.  I'm
    wondering how archivists and paper conservators feel about this,
    and from the user-end, if anyone else has used similar
    equipment. If so, is there a particular model that you
    recommend?  Thank you in advance for your help

    Robin Veder
    The College of William & Mary

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:77
                   Distributed: Monday, May 20, 1996
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Received on Monday, 20 May, 1996

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