Greeting all. My name is Adam, and I'm a seminary student studying to be a Catholic priest (5.5 years down, 3.5 to go). My hope is to keep digital copies of some of the more significant books I read in my courses - giving me quick access to my entire library and being able to do text searches of it with beagle
. There's also a huge collection of early Christian writings in our seminary library put together by Migne (I think in the 1800's?) that really should be preserved.
I just want to say that this forum is an amazing resource and community. I've been using Scan Tailor for about half a year to clean up the copies of articles we get for class. I started wondering if there was anything that could correct page warping or keystoning when I found the thread here on Scan Tailor and the dewarping algorithm in progress. Over this past week of spring break I tossed a board against a wall at a 90 degree angle, setup a tripod, found a random piece of clear stiff plastic, and have produced two excellent digital copies of some books I use. My plan is to build something a bit more respectable when summertime comes around.
Other than that, I'm a linux user (gentoo) and fairly competent with python. Perhaps at some point I'll find a way to contribute to the software end, but for right now I'm just looking forward to keeping up with all the discussions here.