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Old 04-25-2012, 10:32 AM   #1212
Caroleha
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I have a complicated question that I hope someone on this forum can answer. I am looking for a software/hardware combination that can search the whole library quickly. In the library would be ebooks, downloaded articles (for now PDF, but we sd switch to something better, I think), and articles from RSS feeds (full text, not just headlines). We need to be able to search a huge database in a matter of seconds, not minutes. Currently we use tablet computers, where we laboriously scan and OCR purchased books by hand, download articles one by one, and file them into subject folders. Then we have a couple of kindles for magazine and journal subscriptions, which have to be searched separately by issue. It's archaic. We would be interested in hiring a consultant for a few hours to help us come up with a better method. Please, only experts for that. Any ideas?
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