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Re: AMSAT Journal info



I will volunteer to do it.. I have Acrobat Pro. I also have other programs.
We may even have a group willing to work on the project.

Will NA2NA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Douglas Quagliana" <dquagliana@aol.com>
To: <ka3hsw@earthlink.net>
Cc: "amsat bb" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>; <martha@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 7:38 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AMSAT Journal info


> George wrote:
>> 12 MB should only take about 1 minute or so on a broadband connection if 
>> the server has decent bandwidth...  If anyone wants to send me their
>> 2000 and later Journals (they will be returned), I would be happy to scan 
>> them to PDF's and try to find space to host them.
>>
>
>    I actually spoke to Martha several months ago about creating
> another CDROM for the more recent AMSAT Journals.
>
>    We could scan old Journals, but the PDF files need to be
> searchable and indexed.  I wasn't able to find any software
> (at affordable prices) that would scan the images from paper,
> perform the OCR and create an index. Anyone? Anyone?
>
>    Various people have been the editor over the last five
> years.  I'm not sure what format(s) each editor used, but
> it would be better to start with their electronic versions
> and build the searchable PDFs from those.  We just need
> to get all the files from all the past editors and convert
> them to PDFs and index the whole collection.
>
>    I'm willing to help on this project, and I have a
> document scanner if we go that route.
>
> Let me know,
>
> Douglas KA2UPW/5
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