Originally Posted by Xenophon
Charlieperry wrote (in part):
I suspect that the cost of digitizing books may be higher than you think, at least for cases where there is no pre-existing electronic copy. Simply scanning is cheap, but there's quite a lot of effort in getting clean, well formatted text that is free of Scan-os (i.e. OCR errors), has no missing pages, etc.
Isn't there some captcha system that serves up images of scanned books to have people OCR them? A pretty clever idea actually. Yes, here it is http://recaptcha.net/