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    There's a reference to my name on post #162. It regards a sensitive financial matter of a rather personal nature. I do not wish to discuss it here
    and as such contributing to an off topic situation. so I am taking it to the off topic thread.
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    Canon multi-function printers (with built-in scanner) are about $50 brand new, so arranging a few of these shouldn't be a problem. But, based on my experience scanning only a very small 'magazine' with one of them, you would need several people to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time. The scanning is fast enough - it's turning the pages that is time-consuming.

    I would definitely recommend a scanner with a document feeder if it's going to be a one person job, although they are much more expensive. An optical character reader would be a definite bonus, as it would make the files searchable. Without it, all you've got are pictures which can't be searched.

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    Thanks ER

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    This is a good cause, I am more than willing to participate in a fund collection campaign to finance this. Cheers! ER
    Thank you for your generous offer. I would also be prepared to pay something towards a capable scanner
    provided it resides with someone who has access to worthwhile literature and is prepared to put some time into scanning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Canon multi-function printers (with built-in scanner) are about $50 brand new, so arranging a few of these shouldn't be a problem. But, based on my experience scanning only a very small 'magazine' with one of them, you would need several people to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time. The scanning is fast enough - it's turning the pages that is time-consuming.

    I would definitely recommend a scanner with a document feeder if it's going to be a one person job, although they are much more expensive. An optical character reader would be a definite bonus, as it would make the files searchable. Without it, all you've got are pictures which can't be searched.
    I have an ancient scanner and two Canon printers. As you say, it probably would not be difficult to get a team of people together with scanners and laptops if we had something to scan. Perhaps we wait and see if Ian Murray can handle all the scanning associated with Queensland Chess. If he needs any help, perhaps we could arrange a "Jammo scan day".

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    I would be checking the quality, speed and reliability of something costing just $50.
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    You could just use an app on your smart phone, go for one with OCR for the character recognition. Maybe not quite as good as a dedicated scanner, but much quicker to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    I would be checking the quality, speed and reliability of something costing just $50.
    The multi-function one I bought has worked fine for about a decade - although I don't do a lot of scanning.

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    I connected both of my Canon printers to my old Desktop using Ubuntu 18.04, a free open source operating system with additional software available for downloading.
    I used "Simple Scan" and "gscan2pdf" to operate the two printer scanners simultaneously. The gscan2pdf has optical character recognition so you could scan say twenty
    pages of a magazine then run gscan to produce a searchable pdf.

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    Are there any copyright problems with scanning, Australian Chess Magazine, Chess in Australia, Chess World etc magazines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post
    Are there any copyright problems with scanning, Australian Chess Magazine, Chess in Australia, Chess World etc magazines?
    I imagine that Chess in Australia is still technically under copyright, but since it is no longer being sold, I can't see why anyone would enforce it. There are a lot of magazines on the Internet Archive that can be downloaded even though they would presumably be under copyright.

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    Apparently copyright holds until 70 years after the author's death. C J S Purdy died in November 1979.

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