After a 4-5 year hiatus, I’m back to scanning Town Criers!
The Town Crier was Milo’s weekly newspaper from the 60’s to the 90’s, and I started scanning it into PDF form for the Milo Historical Society way back in 2010.
I was inspired to pick it up again back around Thanksgiving, and have been slow on getting started. So far, it was a good idea to wait. I got a shiny new printer/scanner for Christmas, and it has been amazing for this project!!
I don’t know if its all the new scanner, or if the scanning technology has come this far in 5 years, but the new scans are going to be of much higher quality, and a much smaller file-size! In the past, I was scanning at 150 dpi just to make the files not huge. With the new setup, I’m scanning at 300 dpi, the quality is coming out MUCH better, and the file sizes are tiny in comparison. This is great!
Just for a teaser, here’s the first issue from the next batch, 1978. I won’t be uploading them to the website until I’m done with the year. I also need to do some major updates to the interface online.