I have a "net etiquette" and technical problem. Quite often, I find fantastic original Atari documents scanned and posted on archive.org.
Sadly, some of them are sometimes difficult to read because the ink has faded to very pale or the document was xeroxed too many time (not straight, binder holes, lots of black dots everywhere, etc). So, patiently, I extract all the pages with Adobe Acrobat (or other online tools). Then I try to "clean up" all the pages, one by one, with the assistance of GIMP and Paint.NET. I give them a new life with clear white background and new darker ink. Finally, I recreate a clean .PDF.
The trouble is, I don't know how to contact the original publishers on archive.org to offer my "cleaner" version for him/her to publish. I don't want to publish these documents myself: that would be really disrespectful to the original publisher. I'm very grateful for all these documents, and I don't want to offend anyone, but some of these documents are really easier to read when "reworked" a little bit. Any idea or suggestion?
To illustrate my point: Original document "Atari 600XL 1983-07-01 Product Status Meeting Handout" --> https://archive.org/details/AtariA600XLProductStatusMeetingHandout A great document I really enjoyed reading !
Enclosed: My "reworked" version as well as other documents, that I also "reworked".
Atari-600XL-1983-07-01-Product-Status-Meeting-Handout-(darker, easier to read).pdf
Atari 810 Disk Peripheral Device Description (darker, easier to read).pdf
Atari Disk Data Structures Tutorial (darker, easier to read).pdf
Atari LOGO A proposed plan (Nov 10, 1982) (darker, easier to read).pdf
Atari Disk File Manager Functional Description (darker, easier to read).pdf
Atari Speech Handler External Reference Specification (darker, easier to read).pdf
John Starkweather about PILOT (Date 23 Nov 1981) (darker, easier to read).pdf
Atari Colleen-Candy RAM Memory Map (Date 07-03-1979, Rev. A) (darker, easier to read).pdf