Shain Library is home to a state-of-the-art self-service book scanner called the KIC Bookeye 4 v2. Email files to yourself or save them to a USB drive.
While the scanner should be easy to use and intuitive for all, some guidance on its special features could save you time and resources, enabling you to make high quality (400 dpi), text searchable (OCR) digital images, PDFs, and even MP3 audio files of any text (as large as 17" x 24") with the push of a button.
Need help with the book scanner? Ask a Librarian!
Additional Guidelines for Use
1) Use only the large touch-screen for all operations; do not touch the front panel.
2) Begin scanning to enable settings, then go back and delete unwanted images. Scanned images remain available for 5 minutes before the session ends automatically due to inactivity.
3) Once you've begun scanning by selecting the large green scan button on the main touchscreen, you can use the little green buttons on the book cradle to capture subsequent scans.
4) Pages can be scanned flat or in a V-cradle mode (less strain on book spine, clearer images). There are only these two modes. The cradle appears to have multiple settings, but that is not what those grooves are for; the cradle is either open in V mode or flat; no gradations.
5) Be sure to select your scan mode intentionally:
6) Additional settings are available by selecting the Scan Settings button on the touch-screen:
7) When sending files via email, a standard 25 MB size limit applies to all messages. This means that if you scan say 100 pages, they will be broken in multiple multi-page files and sent separately.