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Instructions for Editors

How We Did This

Equipment

  • Windows XP box with 2GB RAM, AMD Athlon XP 2700+
  • Plustek OpticBook 3600

Software

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0
  • Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0
  • Abbyy FineReader 8.0 Professional
  • OpticBook 3600 driver

Procedure

scan pages from opticbook 3600

300dpi, grayscale

batch rename pages

from "Image xxxx.jpg" to "xxxx-xxxx.jpg" to reflect page numbers

batch resize pages

using photoshop automation, save for web, jpeg low settings, and 38% scaled

wiki upload

batch upload jpg files to wiki

server=> WebServer->new("http://morganreport.org"),
url=> "/mediawiki/index.php",
  • Used OpenOffice Calc to create a list of commands
perl wiki-upload.pl "502-503.jpg" "Reports of Committee on Foreign Relations 1789-1902 Volume 6 pp502-503"
  • Copied commands into dos batch file, and executed batch

wiki stubs

  • Navigate to page in wiki, and put in stub code
    • for first page, make previous=Main Page, for last page, make next=Main Page
{{Double Page|previous=<xxx>-<xxx>|current=<xxx>-<xxx>|next=<xxx>-<xxx>}}

batch OCR full resolution pages

create PDF with FineReader

wiki upload text

  • Click on the "Template:<xxx>-<xxx>" link and copy the text from the pdf
  • Spell-check and copy edit the text