Scanning many old, thin pages
October 5, 2012 7:55 PM Subscribe
I have inherited a 1,000+ pages of my grandmother's writings. I would like to scan them, OCR them and (after fixing OCR mistakes) share them with the rest of my family online. My question is this: what's the best way to scan so many pages? Also, I should point out that many of the pages are on thin typing paper. Maybe this is carbon paper? or onion skin paper? I'm not sure but I don't want to damage the originals.
posted by dylan_k to Technology (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
To add more detail, I should add that, once the documents are scanned, I know how to do the OCR, and how to create digital documents, etc. What would be most helpful for me would be to figure out a process I can do to get the pages scanned as quickly and cheaply as possible, without harming them.