I’ve recently treated myself to a nice new toy, in the form of an A3 sized flat-bed document scanner. I say new – actually second hand from eBay otherwise I couldn’t have afforded it.
However, it will finally let me do something I have wanted to do for ages, and that is start scanning in my copies of Victorian newspapers properly at last. So far I have had to cope with either taking a photo with the camera, or trying to make multiple scans using a small A4 scanner that came with my printer then digitally gluing them back together.
Finally, I can start doing something more methodical with my newspaper collections.
I have some ideas about how to put the articles online in a more logical and archival manner, but will need to do some experiments with that first.
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