Acorn User Scanning project

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Acorn User Scanning project

Postby MatthewThompson » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:50 am

I thought I would post an update on what i've been doing.

As most of you will know Dave Edwards (Dave_E) scanned in issues of Acorn User 1-125 and was finished with
scanning Acorn User, seeing as I have the complete run of magazines I decided to take over and carry on this mammoth
task of completing the Acorn User scanning project.

For some reason I decided to start at the last issue and work backwards (I think because the issues are smaller) but so
far I am pleased to say I have successfully scanned in issues 193-267 so progress is going very well.

The plan is that when they are completed they will all be sent to Dave and he will add them to his existing range so that
a complete run of Acorn User magazines are available digitally and will be preserved and not lost.

It's been hard work but I think it's worth it .

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Re: Acorn User Scanning project

Postby Arcadian » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:58 pm

Flaming 'eck, that's tremendous news Matthew!

Well done and congrats! =D>
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Re: Acorn User Scanning project

Postby paulv » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:45 pm

Wow, that's a lot of patience you've got there! =D>

How long have you been scanning them for? Is it every page including adverts?

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Re: Acorn User Scanning project

Postby MatthewThompson » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:30 pm

It's been hard work and massively tedious and annoying at times, but i've persisted with it and am finally getting there, been a lot of re-scans, due to bits on the page, dog hairs and wonky pages.

The project will be completed , as and when is another matter though. Will keep it updated on here as and when.

cheers
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Re: Acorn User Scanning project

Postby mga1103 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:52 pm

Super work! Congrats on you perseverance! =D>

(Damn, it looks like I bought my DVD sets from Dave_E just a little too early! :twisted: ).

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Re: Acorn User Scanning project

Postby cjr8bs » Tue May 08, 2012 2:55 pm

There are volunteers over at 8BS scanning them too. A little like re-inventing the wheel I suppose, but the results are there for all to download free.

Volunteers to help there welcome. There is an upload directory contact me if you want to help.

http://8bs.com/aumags.htm

Chris

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Re: Acorn User Scanning project

Postby Room5 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:47 am

If you haven't already seen it, there's a growing collection of old computer magazines on archive.org

http://archive.org/details/computermagazines

If appropriate, perhaps output from our community's projects could be contributed to that. They certainly have the space/infrastructure in place to take huge volumes and have mechanisms to automatically transcode them into numerous different formats including quite a snazzy online reader.

It's curated by Jason Scott (jason@textfiles.com)

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Re: Acorn User Scanning project

Postby trevj » Fri May 11, 2012 10:07 am

Room5 wrote:growing collection of old computer magazines on archive.org
Yes, I spotted that a while ago too. Sounds like a good idea to me. Original/existing scanning projects could co-exist with mirrored content at archive.org. This would act as a safety net, while also drawing attention to other vintage resources.

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Re: Acorn User Scanning project

Postby cjr8bs » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:39 am

Update on the 8BS archive of these magazines in PDF format.

Available for download:
All from 1982 to 1990
1991 Jan, Feb, Apr
1992 Apr, Oct, Dec
1993 Apr, then Aug to December
1994 Jan, Mar to Jul, Sep
1995 Mar to Jun, Jul to Dec
All from 1996 to 1998

Promised and due to be available shortly:
1999 to 2002
2003 Apr, Jul

That leaves a total of 43 magazines still required.

Any volunteers?

http://8bs.com/aumags.htm

Magazines with 'Wanted' beneath the thumbnail are the ones we need help with.

Thanks to all those who have helped so far.

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Re: Acorn User Scanning project

Postby cjr8bs » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:00 am

Update on the 8BS Acorn User Scanning

We now have all of the Acorn Users scanned and downloadable apart from the following seven. If anyone has these and wants to help out, please contact me:

145 147 148 149 150 151 152

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Re: Acorn User Scanning project

Postby flibble » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:43 pm

cjr8bs wrote:Apart from the following seven. If anyone has these and wants to help out, please contact me:

145 147 148 149 150 151 152


To let you know, I've found these in the copies at my parents house, and would be happy to post them to someone for scanning. PM me if interested?


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