Genealogists love old books. Many of us would love to scan some of these books for our own use or to make them available to others when copyright laws allow. Scanned books can easily be distributed on CD-ROM disks or via online web sites. The only difficult part is the scanning of the original books.
Almost any scanner can be used to make images of old books. However, using a desktop scanner purchased at the local computer store has significant disadvantages.
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