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Historic books conversion - snapshot

 

Historic Book Conversions

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Developed by James Rutherford

www.creativenucleus.com / @jtruk

at the "Wuthering Hacks : re-using library data" hackathon at Newcastle City Library on 9 April 2016 librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/04/12/releasing-and-r...

 

 

"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