I am doing a project to produce a calendar on inventions of the world but I need help creating a virtual library for this.
What I have been doing so far is getting the books I need and cutting them up and scanning theme or fast scanning but what I really want is for someone to scan books as they are without cutting them up. This has to be done carefully as I need to be able to search the books afterwards using optical character recognition (OCR) software. If you are able to convert the resulting file to readable text that would be preferable, there is plenty of software available which we can test. The most common is Adobee Acrobat which you can get on free trial.
The project is small for now as we test this approach, but if it works it could become much bigger.
I will be looking for an assistant researcher to help edit the calendar also if you were interested as well as to get the thing published. It could be a very interesting and rewarding g project.