[Athen] Average Book Volumes

Ron Stewart ron at ahead.org
Wed Feb 17 23:15:28 PST 2010

Hi all, like usual I thought it was a simple question but on review not even
close :)

What I am trying to estimate is the average size of the books you are
archiving. I am working with several folks who have gone to an entire
virtual campus network and we are try to estimate needed storage space over
the next few years given the average file size being =X

I would like is the actual folder size on books going from cut and scan to a
student ready edition as well as the file size going from a publisher
provided file (typically PDF) to a student ready version. So far I am
coming up with some pretty decent numbers, keep up the good work :)


-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Sean J Keegan
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 8:50 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Average Book Volumes

> I have had a request for some hard data on > average book size and
storage capacities > you are using in the more well developed Alt > Format


Not sure exactly what you are looking for in terms of information. Are you
looking for:

- the file sizes of books that are scanned or converted to specific file
formats (as in pre vs. post processing file sizes)?

- specifics regarding storage of alt media archives (past scanned and/or
processed files)?

Take care,

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