How the Internet Archive Digitizes 3,500 Books a Day–the Hard Way, One Page at a Time

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Open Culture picks up an Internet Archive blog post:

" Does turning the pages of an old book excite you? How about 3 million pages? That’s how many pages Eliza Zhang has scanned over her ten years with the Internet Archive, using Scribe, a specialized scanning machine invented by Archive engineers over 15 years ago. “Listening to 70s and 80s R&B while she works,” Wendy Hanamura writes at the Internet Archive blog, “Eliza spends a little time each day reading the dozens of books she handles. The most challenging part of her job? ‘Working with very old, fragile books.”

Source: Josh Jones, Open Culture, February 22, 2021, https://www.openculture.com/2021/02/how-the-internet-archive-digitizes-3500-books-a-day.html