The short version of this post is simply:
- Cut the spine off the magazine
- Scan it in at 600DPI as an uncompressed TIFF
- Convert those TIFFs into a bunch of JPGs inside a PDF
- Put all the TIFFs into a ZIP file
- Upload the PDF and ZIP file to the Internet Archive
- Backup the original scans
But that’s no use to you if you’ve never scanned in a magazine or book before and want to get started, is it? Let me break down each step and explain the methods that have worked for me.