That would be good if you could. Luckily, I have a Zodiac 2 that I will Upload soon.
The best way to take them is against something white, a few sheets of white paper will do a treat.
(If you are using a Digital SLR)
Set the camera to an iso of 100 or 200 and the shutter speed to around 60-125th's of a second. The aperture can be a problem as the smaller (higher number) the less light that can get to the ccd. But, the smaller the aperture, the wider the focal range.
So, an aperture of around 11 is a good one if you have good light. Take pictures near a window. Flash can be used for infill if the camera is fairly high to the subject.
Zoom in as much as you can to maximise the resolution.
I would not worry too much about cutting them out, but it is not usually too bad a task as there as so many neat edges.
The only other thing I do is a lot of retouching in photoshop to remove any marks or blemishes. This can take a while
But, If you just wanna upload pictures as they are taken - please do. You could just shove them on the ftp, or in the special secret gallery
Thanks for your support as always HK