October 15, 2013 by Mitch Taube Categories: Document Scanning

Book scanning is the optimal way for research labs, biomedical firms, municipalities, schools, and other organizations to protect and archive unique content contained in books. Whether you scan them yourself or outsource this function, the scanned books can be saved as PDF files and securely stored and accessed from the computer. Your critical information contained within will have more value by being widely available to authorized parties.

V-Shaped Technology

Today, the most prestigious academic libraries, universities and museums around the world use V-shaped book scanning technology to preserve historic and out-of-print books. Placing a book on a 120º V-shaped cradle allows for both pages to be captured simultaneously as perfectly flat images, each by a separate left and right camera and with the binding perfectly centered. This precludes the need to compensate for the curvature of pages when they are scanned on a flat surface, as with planetary books and flatbed scanners. V-shaped scanning also allows books to be scanned without having to remove or damage the binding—critical for books with the most sensitive information that must be preserved and not have their bindings cut.

Digital Copy Insurance

Most organizations scan books to protect against loss, damage or theft with a digital “copy” of their books as a disaster recovery measure, particularly when they contain intellectual property, unique research and other content not contained elsewhere. Scanned data, research, records, and other information can then be instantly searched and retrieved by authorized individuals on-demand from the computer.

Scan Any Type or Size Book

Book scanners are expensive so most labs and organizations outsource their book scanning to a document scanning company with experience scanning research notebooks, deed books, ledger books, log books, manuals, vital records, newspapers, periodicals, yearbooks and more. Most importantly, make sure your document scanning company uses V-shaped scanning technology to ensure optimal image quality of your critical content.