BookLiberator Beta — the affordable, low-tech book digitizer that looks good in your living room or library, and can scan 600-900 pages per hour!
(Yes, it's made of handsome wood.)
The BookLiberator is a simple, low-tech device for digitizing books: it enables you to easily photograph all the pages in a book, without harming the book. The resulting images are then processed with free, open source software to make user-friendly files in a variety of formats. See the wiki for more.
Video of a BookLiberator usage demonstration, at a HOPE conference:
Beta units are for early adopters:
The BookLiberator “Beta” release is for early adopters. Its purpose is to help us field test the product before we do a much larger manufacturing run for 1.0. If you like getting in on the ground floor, and like giving feedback, then the Beta might be for you — please see the detailed description.
Our goal is for the upcoming 1.0 manufacturing run to offer a polished product that enables mass, decentralized liberation of text from the printed page, and helps people realize what's possible when everyone has control of their own copies.
BookLiberator is a project of QuestionCopyright.org: