Need to scan or copy lots of old newspapers - hardware/software advice requested

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by PDE, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    I'm in the process of trying to finish my Ph.D. dissertation -the last stretch I hope. A long time ago I borrowed some old CHinese newspapers that I need for my research - they're copied, bound and reduced in size, spanning a five year period. Unfortunately the library wants them back and since it's in another state (CA and I'm now in NY), I won't be able to access them without considerable trouble.They're also not available locally or anywhere nearby.

    I'd like to copy or preferably scan quite a few articles (hundreds if not more) so that I have them for future reference. I have a small canon scanner but it really is much too slow for this kind of large-scale scanning. What I need is:

    - something that is fast so that I can flip pages, scan, flip, scan and not have so much downtime between scanning.

    - Something that allows me to increase the size of the original by at least 300% - the original is so tiny that it causes tears when I read it.

    - something that is not too expensive - $200-$300, maybe more if it saves time.

    Any suggestions for software and hardware that would streamline this would be very very much appreciated!

  2. PDE thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005

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