Laura Buchholz wrote:
> -Does anyone have a diy bookscanner that is for patron use? Do they do fine
> with it? I'm looking at the kits, and drooling a little over the new one
> <http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3063>, but it seems
> more appropriate for staff use than patron use.
undoubtedly the diybookscanner requires some hacks and a deeper
knowledge of its components (camera, software, etc.), it's not an unpack
and just play solution.
but the spreads software is becoming more and more mature, and for me
is suitable for patron use too
(i think that the developer, @jbaiter, is subscribed here. kudos to him).
a brief overview of spreads:
- it runs on a raspberrypi, a custom image is available. the patron
could connect to its web interface from a browser (or from a mobile
device, it's responsive).
- an autosuggest menu helps the creation of metadata for a new scan
(using python isbnlib).
- pages can be easily cropped
- when finished the capture could be downloaded in a bagit container
this video shows a common scan operation.