The Book Ripper Project, bkrpr.org, has plans and software for a book scanner that costs $250 to build. With a human turning the pages it can scan 600 pages an hour.
The $250 cost is mostly two digital cameras, which you can also use for anything else you want.
Pagination of physical specimens and CSV downloads - I have made some minor modifications to the coin type pages in OCRE, CRRO, etc. A relatively small number of types across these corpora have more than 100 ...
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