We're looking into a overhead book scanner and I'd love to hear
suggestions. I've seen a thread from March (http://ntrda.me/1o3j9uT) but
we're looking for something more for patron use than digitization of rare
-If you have a Bookeye4 (or others from Image Access), do you like it and
are happy with it? Does anyone have the glass v-shaped attachment for
flattening books that don't lay open? Or it that rarely a problem?
-Does anyone have a diy bookscanner that is for patron use? Do they do fine
with it? I'm looking at the kits, and drooling a little over the new one
<http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3063>, but it seems
more appropriate for staff use than patron use.
-Any other options I should consider, commercial or otherwise?
-If you have a scanner that you're happy with, and are in the Portland OR
area, could we come visit?
We want something primarily for staff (ILL, e-reserves), but it would be in
a public place for patrons to use as well. We're not looking at this time
for anything for archives or long-term digital projects, so something that
is easy to use takes precedence over high dpi or super careful handling of
Thanks for any help!
Digital Assets Specialist
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