Hello all. My name is Mark, and I'm a bit of a geek. My job is as a technical director and software engineer working in the field of computer graphics, but I have a passion in old books. I've long wanted a scanner for old books, but as recently as a couple of years ago, I didn't really think it was feasible. I'm glad to see this website, and his forum.
I'm particularly interested in old technical and science books. The current pride of my fledgling collection is a copy of Johnson's Natural History, which consists of two volumes, and contains almost 1500 etchings of different animals. I tried to get a couple of different projects interested in digitizing it and making it available via archive.org or the like, but didn't have any success. As a tease, here is an example from the book that I photographed with my old Nikon:
I'd be interested in meeting anyone from the San Francisco Bay Area (I'm in the East Bay) who may have a scanner completed who would be willing to take on this project and/or who might be willing to mentor my own construction project. And, I'll be following this forum closely. \