Good! I think I've seen other works on eBay from this company and had wondered about the quality of the reprints.
Ironically, a friend of my husband's wrote software 20+ years ago to clean and de-skew pages for this sort of work. I got a job as a temp for the company he was working for, scanning in pages of insurance company annual statements and then manually repaginating the pages and double checking links from the table of contents, then burning copies of the data onto CDs for long-term storage. Apparently, by law (at least in the US), insurance companies have to have specific info on specific pages (which varies by the TYPE of insurance -- life, auto, casualty, etc). So a file for some company might have a dozen page 12s (which I had to fix to read as 12, 12.1, 12.2, etc.) or it might not have any information for that year (so you'd get to a page that read "Pages 37-43" with no other text). The first round was supposed to take a month and a half, but they had rented a scanner that could do 50 pages at a time. Later, the company we were doing the work for would just sent us the .tiff files, which had to be converted to .html. But sometimes they'd get pages out of order, and I'd have to refer back to the index sheet for that set of .tiff files.
The last year, a related company (one that scanned in old books) took over (all the companies were owned by a CMU professor -- one who my husband had worked for as an undergrad) -- and the VP of the second company said "Ok, you're now dealing with a different entity. And WE want half the money up front!"
I got the job because our friend was talking at dinner one night about having to hire an undergrad to do the scanning, and I said "For ten bucks an hour? Don't hire an undergrad, hire ME!" So I show up for what I thought was supposed to be the interview, and Bob said "You look very nice, but the interview as last Wednesday at dinner...." The business was in the basement of IIRC the Pitt Student Union. At first we were in an office off the reception area and there was at least a glass panel between us and the lobby. But later, we got moved to the end of a corridor's branch. And I'd get out of work at 5 PM going "Oh, it's actually still daylight?"
I got a fair amount of needlework done because depending on the size of the file it would take 2-10 minutes per statement for each "automated" step of the process.
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth
"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."