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What's the state-of-the-art in paperlessness?

I would really like to be paperless. As soon as I receive them, I'd like non-junk mail and documents to be digitized, then shredded. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Sep 21, 2014 - 14 answers

Genealogy-specific digitalization services?

How can I help my dad digitize his extensive collection of genealogical documentation? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Jul 15, 2014 - 1 answer

scanner with document feeder, b/w images encoded as GIF or PNG or equiv.

I need to scan a bunch of documents that are mostly simple black/white or grayscale text, lines, etc. I'm probably going to just buy a sheet-fed scanner, and I'd like recommendations for that. I'm hoping for a solution that will automatically generate PDFs with the included scanned images encoded as GIFs or PNGs or similar, since they will mostly be black/white or grayscale, which compresses much more cleanly with these formats. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 12, 2013 - 16 answers

Scanning many old, thin pages

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. [more inside]
posted by dylan_k on Oct 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Need an electronic filing cabinet.

I'm getting a scanner. I would keep my personal files electronically. Is Evernote Premium pretty much my option, or is there some other less expensive alternative I can use if I don't need cloud storage? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Sep 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Help Me Digitize these clips

How should I digitize/archive these clippings? [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Jun 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Is there any way to deal with corrupt pages in non-OCR'd PDF files that occur after copying?

Is there any way to deal with corrupt pages in non-OCR'd PDF files that occur after copying? [more inside]
posted by mjklin on Oct 15, 2009 - 2 answers

squeezing grad school notebooks into a digital realm? is iphoto the way to go?

i'm about to embark on a document-imaging and archiving project. i have dozens of handwritten notebooks, a 7 megapixel camera, tripod, macbook, and large external drive. is iphoto going to be useful for this? (or sketchy i may use a separate iphoto library on an external drive?). are alternative software/strategies preferred for managing all these document images? (in case it matters, i'm not interested in putting them online at this point).
posted by garfy3 on Apr 25, 2008 - 12 answers

Document scanning, archiving, and OCR?

Document scanning and archiving? (MI) [more inside]
posted by mireille on Feb 16, 2005 - 7 answers

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