Skystrider: For example, many companies do not have their original master copies anymore. We at GOG often have to find those artifacts by ourselves, either by buying games over Ebay and other auction websites, or simply by using the archives of our own staff, who affectionately kept those at their grandma’s place or more simply in their messy cupboards :) The same rule applies (even more) to the free goodies we are bundling every game on GOG with. Finding artworks for Space Quest 1-2-3 was far from being a sinecure for example, but nothing is impossible for our product manager!
Why not use your community, GOG? I'm sure a lot of people here would be glad to help out! For free, even!
You know, I could buy a scanner, perhaps email some old manuals, strategy guides and other extras to the GOG crew. I am a collector after all; I never throw anything, unless it is perfectly useless, and games never are! As a result, I got some hundreds of boxed games from throughout the 80's and 90's, all still intact with CD's, covers, feelies and all. They are all just sitting there now, so it could be good to put them to some use.
Let me know what you think. I don't claim to have nearly every game out there, but I might still be able to help out if you are interested.
I'll include some sample pictures from my collection. It is all a bit messy right now, so pardon the dust. There is more, too.. ;)
wow! that's a lot of games, perhaps you could mail me some of your games, i promise i will take good care of them, i could even send you pictures of them from time to time.