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Historic books conversion - snapshot


Historic Book Conversions


Developed by James Rutherford / @jtruk

at the "Wuthering Hacks : re-using library data" hackathon at Newcastle City Library on 9 April 2016



"I built a tool to convert the scans of historic books into a more accessible format.


The tool has three parts:

1) Gather - Downloaded all the constituent PDF files for a specified book into one place, taking care to include any title pages which had a different filename format.


2) Reformat - Converted the PDF files for a specified book into JPG images.


3) Serve - A built-in webserver to package the images with other appropriate assets into a virtual book format, to serve directly to the web."

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Taken on April 9, 2016