I think making and using a book scanner is in my future. I’m already at the point where I throw away books because I can’t store them for the far future where someone will care (e.g. early computer books). And I don’t want to re-buy thousands of books to have them in electronic format, nor do I trust ANY of the current e-book vendors for longevity (which needs to be measured in decades to centuries).
So, something like this
which has a huge community around it. There’s even a semi-commercial builder, Tenrec Builders.
How we built a DIY book scanner with speeds of 150 pages per minute, article from 2013 on experience with the Reetz scanner kit.
Atiz is a commercial company selling book scanners. No idea on price, will find out soon.