Books provide you with access to content from times long past. Without them, we would have little more than stories, presumptions and lore to go by. Books do their job dutifully, with some books even enduring thousands of years of use.
If you’re a book enthusiast, news that libraries are going digital may leave you feeling weary. If you’re a library administrator, the concerns of staunch traditionalists may have you shying away from new technology. Fear not, going digital won’t turn your library into a cold, sterile environment from sci-fi future. Instead, it could help to highlight and improve many of the services patrons use on a regular basis.
The Ontario Library Association Expo was held last week (January 31-February 1) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto!
MES Hybrid Document Systems held court at booth 905, with Kevin, Nick and Bob proudly displaying some of our favourite products: the UScan Microfilm Scanner, the zeta Book Scanner and FileBound Express document management system. All of which have their place as extremely beneficial tools in the library setting.
Our team is busy setting up for the Ontario Library Association Expo, which starts tomorrow (don't forget to come and visit us at booth 905)! We'll have a full recap and pictures on our site early next week, so watch this space!
The Ontario Library Association Expo is just around the corner!
Historical books, new books, magazines, files, binders, contracts … the list goes on. There’s almost nothing you can’t capture or copy with the new zeta book scanner by Zeutschel. It is the ideal multifunctional system for scanning and copying in libraries, archives, universities, schools and more.
Plug and Scan
In part 1 of this blog post we discussed the uses and increasing importance of microfilm scanners. In this blog post we will discuss the features and specifications of a high quality microfilm scanner. It is important to choose a scanner that offers the following features:
A microfilm scanner is a device that is used for reading microform documents. Microform documents include microfilm, flat film, microfiche, ultra fiche and aperture cards. Using cassettes or open reels, microfilm is used by a wide variety of enterprises to store many documents in a small space. Microfilm and scanners have become increasingly important in the storage of archived newspapers as well as development of films. A scanner is used in viewing and projecting to magnify microfilm images to readable sizes.
Have you considered giving patrons access to a walk up book scanning service in your library? Sure you've probably looked at it once or twice a few years back; between the Google book initiative and the popularity of e-book readers hitting the market, it would be hard not to consider offering the service in your library. However, chances are, the idea was dismissed for a variety of different reasons (cost, time, training effort, support, etc.). But times have changed, technology has advanced and the needs of the library have been heard and adopted. So let's take a look at 5 reasons now might be the time to consider book scanning in your library.