The Hybrid Publishing Lab, Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University, commissioned Marcel Mars (http://www.memoryoftheworld.org/public-library/) to build a BookScanner, which they have recently loaned to The Public School Berlin!
In July and August we would like to organize one day a week (likely on Saturdays) where members of the extended TPS community can scan books and magazines that could be the basis for future proposals and classes.
If this sounds exciting to you, please make a new proposal that contains 1) a list of the item(s) you would like to scan, and 2) a description of the item or the collection. You can propose anything from a single publication to a small collection: a rare book that is no longer in circulation; a collection from a single author or publisher that are out of print; a pile of weird magazines that you found while digging around in your cellar. The items that you propose to scan should not be accessible online or readily available at local bookstores or web shops in Germany. After the books are scanned, TPS will help in the production* and processing and the items will be made available to all. Subsequently, new proposals can be made and classes organized around these collections to take place later in the Fall.
Please tag them BookScanner so we can find them easily. Also, please check back in the coming weeks and click if you are intrested in certain proposals to receive updates and help us prioritize what/when things get scanned.
Make your proposals now!
*Please note that while it only takes about 10-15 minutes to scan a 200 page book, the production time to turn the images produced into a PDF/e-book is considerably longer. For those of you interested in this process and assisting in the production, please get in touch.