Linux scan-to-publication workflow

I’d like help from anyone who knows, or who can point me in the right direction, about an established workflow for getting texts scanned and converted to text and images, and thenceforth to HTML and PDF. I’ve got a large Universalist collection — with some hard to find ephemera — and I would like to distribute and conserve it.

Also, I use Linux, and want to use (and perhaps improve on) a workflow that uses open-source software only.

That’s not asking too much, is it?

Later. I’m daisy-gathering sites that might help. See all the links here:

http://del.icio.us/boyinthebands/scanning_workflow

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

1 comment

  1. Your link doesn’t work for me?

    Have you considered CCEL’s theological markup language? It’s an xml schema for documents incorporating scriptural references etc – http://www.ccel.org/ThML/

    You should be able to get from it, or alternatively from something like docbook, to plain text, pdf, html etc easily.

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