with a small donation you can help us buying out of print and on flea markets and web shops

everything will be digitized and published on Internet Archive, for free, forever.
we don't spend money on infrastructure, neither on hardware. everything is lo-fi, low quality.

i tre colpi mortali che hanno ucciso la stampa. una delle più complete e brillanti analisi sul declino del nella nostra società

La morte del libro, Erica Moira Pini, AAA Edizioni (1996)

Europe Against the Current, in 1989 in Amsterdam, was a festival on Alternative-Independent-Radical Information carriers.

these are the only informations i've found online:

do you know someone that was there and keeps the printed phamplet?

this is our toolbox, for and digitization.

are you using something similar? let's talk!

* some flatbed scanners, A4 size, the cheapest available on the market.
* Vuescan hamrick.com/ for managing the flatbed scanners. not free software, not cheap, but worths the money. the image editing functions will spare you time
* a DIYBOOKSCANNER diybookscanner.org/ - not the newest version, the previous, made in wood. buyed a kit from a producer in Latvia, in late 2013.
* 2 cameras: Nikon 1 J4 (black)
* this script: a simplistic wrapper around gphoto2 for acquisition from the cameras github.com/danyq/diybookscanne

a bunch of bash scripts, using some of these tools:
* vips libvips.github.io/libvips/
* imagemagick imagemagick.org/
* jpegexitorient github.com/CiderMan/jpegexifor
* jbig2enc github.com/agl/jbig2enc
* feh image viewer feh.finalrewind.org/
* bagit github.com/LibraryOfCongress/b
* ia cli github.com/jjjake/internetarch

the biggest part of the job is done using scantailor-advanced: github.com/4lex4/scantailor-ad
it's a bit of pain to recompile on macos, but it works great.
cpu requirements are intensive, so sometimes we prefer to spin a temporary windows desktop in amazon aws ec2 just for the minutes of processing

introducing self: Grafton9, a diy archiving initiative of italian books, zines and journals of autonomous left and grassroots squats, of late '90s (but not only). very low quality, very low profile, a lot of activities on hacking tools and software for digitization and publishing on the web, and collecting rare published materials.


everything can be browsed, downloaded, keeped offline.


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