The Library of Congress, where thousands of rare public domain documents relating to America’s history are stored and slowly decaying, is about to begin an ambitious project to digitize these fragile documents using Linux-based systems and publish the results online in multiple formats.
The project is being built using Scribe, “a software system for the nondestructive scanning and digitization of
books with the Internet Archive’s Scribe machine. The Java UI and PHP
image processing pipeline produce books for www.archive.org and other
digital libraries.” Maybe we will now see more law libraries and law schools take a serius look at Linux for digital archive and repository projects.
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