11.396 re: Scanners

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 23:19:45 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 396.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 19:07:12 +0100 (MET)
From: Nikos Goulandris <Nikos.Goulandris@ens.fr>
Subject: Re: 11.390 Scanners

But then, one could have a piece of glass, so the scanner does not come in
with what one is scanning. If the glass is clean enough, archivists (the
ones I am
obliged to) have no objections.

Nikos Goulandris

>From: "Jim Marchand" <marchand@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
>One of the worst problems with hand-held scanners is that they touch what
>they are scanning. If I were an archivist, I would not permit them into my
>archive. I see absolute no reason nowadays not to use a digitalizing camera.
>They have come down in price substantially. The problem is that you DO need
>to know a little about cameras, lighting, lenses and the like, but, then,
>you need to know those things anyway if you are going to be working with
>manuscripts. You can't use a Brownie to photograph manuscripts.
>Jim Marchand.

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