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.
SUPPORT THIS WEBSITE
The ianVisits website has been running now for just over a decade, initially as a news blog, later adding the events listings guide to the offbeat and geeky events in London.
Advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, but doesn't cover the costs. That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.
It’s very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.
Whether its a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of the ianVisits website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.
If you like what IanVisits provides, then please support the website here.