== Other Similar Efforts == * The [[http://diybookscanner.org/|DIY Book Scanner]] project is doing very similar work with very similar parts. If you're looking for alternate designs along the same lines, they're the first place to look. * The [[http://archive.org/|Internet Archive]] has a some large Scribe machines and [[http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=140874|some free software]] to go with it. The machines are described in [[http://redjar.org/jared/blog/archives/2006/02/10/more-details-on-open-archives-scribe-book-scanner-project/|this article]]. * CopyBooks: Another Brooklyn-based book scanner developer has a [[http://copybooks.childrenofmay.org/|laser cut scanner]] available with some custom software for page splitting and de-warping. * The [[http://longnow.org/|Long Now Foundation]] is developing a software tool to easily convert documents between digital formats. * Kirtas makes a neat robot that automatically turns and flattens pages. There's good video of it on YouTube, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyB5c3S4vzc&feature=related|here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2SzGcylZVE&feature=related|here]]. Looks way expensive, but also way cool.