DIY Book Scanner

A simple, portable book scanner.

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Most government archives are required by law to provide public access but usually don’t allow you to take the original documents outside the room and either don’t let you use their photocopier, don’t have one at all, or charge by the page. Depending on the situation these obstacles can be created on purpose to retain control over the information. The way such regulations are written however, there is nothing that says you can’t bring your own digitization equipment! Enter the PORTABLE DIY Document Scanner!

Public Lab - DIY Document Scanning (2015)