BSCAN ILL Systems
In the early days of digital interlibrary loan and digital document delivery, available software was simple and image quality expectations of requestors were low. Times have changed. The demand for faster workflow and perfect, printer-ready images have made the current software environment complex, creating significant challenges in training new employees. BSCAN ILL simplifi es existing processes and produces perfect, printer-ready images.
BSCAN ILL starts by eliminating the need to manually enter requestor information. BSCAN ILL automatically reads the information that is required by interlibrary loan document delivery software from scanned pull slips, not only saving time but also eliminating human error.
Powerful image treatment capabilities within the software automatically eliminate skew and remove unwanted fan and gutter. BSCAN ILL is compatible with practically all types of high production scanners. When used with planetary scanners and 11x17 inch or larger flatbed scanners, BSCAN ILL scans two pages at a time, automatically splits the pages and corrects for bookfold as well.
Finally, BSCAN ILL automatically sends requests through ILLiad/Odyssey, Ariel, RAPID, Clio, FTP or e-mail, and notifies ILLiad/Odyssey in each case, all without any need for further human intervention.
After a user scans a pull slip, BSCAN ILL automatically reads the following information: article, requestor, delivery method and IP address, if applicable.
Scan two pages at a time, using the keyboard to delete unwanted pages. An optional foot pedal is available for even faster scanning. Once scanned, the article is passed to the automatic image treatment stage.
BSCAN ILL automatically locates the content on each page, clips the content along with a preset margin for consistency, deskews and corrects curvature when necessary. When completed, the treated article images are passed on to the manual review stage.
This stage can be run after each article is scanned, or for greater efficiency, several articles can be scanned in sequence, automatically treated, queued up in this stage and reviewed at one time.
Each article is automatically sent via the delivery method specified. If an ILL department is using ILLiad and Odyssey to track completion and perform billing related operations, BSCAN ILL can be configured to notify Odyssey that the article was sent even if it wasn't sent by Odyssey.
BSCAN ILL is capable of storing articles for a configurable number of days after they're sent. If an article must be resent, it can be reopened and sent right away or be edited first, for example by inserting or deleting pages.
BSCAN ILL reads the requestor's name, the delivery method and IP address from the pull slip and uses this information to automatically route the electronic document to the appropriate document delivery software. After the article is sent, BSCAN ILL updates your document delivery software automatically. No extra keystrokes are necessary.
Planetary scanners typically support bookfold correction, but for various reasons it doesn't always work and pages must be scanned again. While bookfold correction failures are less common with BSCAN ILL than with other products, BSCAN ILL also automatically retains a copy of the original image, so failures can be quickly corrected without rescanning.
The Bookeye 4 is the most versatile planetary scanner for interlibrary loan use in its price range. It scans up to 17 x 24 inches in full 24 bit color at up to 600 dpi (300 dpi standard).
With a quick turn of the page, each pair of pages is scanned with the pess of a button or optional foot pedal.
Once all pages are scanned, BSCAN ILL splits the pages, locates the content and provides high quality clean images.
The Bookeye 4 can also be used for scanning course curriculum materials, digital preservation and more.
Bookeye 3 R1
Bookeye 3 R2
The Bookeye 3 pictured here is the most versatile preservation quality scanner on the market. Pages can be scanned two at a time in 5 seconds and large objects - up to 24.8 x 35.4 inches - can be scanned in full color at 400dpi in 10 seconds.
Increasingly, scanners once built specifically for digital preservation are being shared between ILL and Preservation departments.
The WideTEK 25 flatbed scanner scans two pages at once in full color in just over two seconds. It's high scanning speed compensates substantially for the need to flip the volume over to turn pages. Once the pages are scanned, BSCAN ILL splits the pages, locates the content and provides high quality clean images. In addition, its native resolution of 600dpi produces preservation quality images.
Ask about support for your scanner.
A fundamental tenet that has always bound the academic research community together is open sharing of newfound knowledge. Today, this open sharing is going on at a feverish pace and digital interlibrary loan services are the main vehicle. While many interlibrary loan departments regularly seek to acquire books and even DVDs for entertainment, scholars from all fields are becoming increasingly dependent on their ability to acquire journal articles in just one day.
The pioneers of interlibrary loan digitization had no choice but to adapt commercial scanning equipment to meet their needs. Ariel was the only available document
delivery software and there were no scanners made specifically for scanning books, journals and maps. Over time, that slowly changed. Planetary scanners became available in the late 1990s. The first release of BSCAN ILL automatically read (using OCR) the requestor information from pull slips without manual keying, supported rapid scanning and image cleanup, and automatically posted to Ariel with the press of a single button. Since then, ILLiad, Odyssey, Ariel, RAPID and Clio have been integrated with the same hands-off automation. Today, BSCAN ILL has a host of valuable features, many of which are not available anywhere else.
| Compatible Scanners
300DPI B&W (1 bit/pixel)
|Scan Area|| Scan time two
book pages (1)
| Total time to scan, cleanup
& send a 10 page article (2)
|Bookeye 4 (B&W/GS)||16.9 x 24.4"||4.2 seconds||106 - 120 seconds (3)|
|Bookeye 2 (4) (B&W/GS)||16.9 x 24.4"||4.6 seconds||137 - 160 seconds (3)|
|WideTEK 25 (B&W/GS)||17 x 25"||2.0 seconds||110 - 130 seconds|
|Bookeye 3 R2 (B&W/GS)||20.5 x 25.2"||6.1 seconds||151 - 180 seconds (3)|
|BookEdge||11.8 x 17"||2.3 seconds||142 - 1834 seconds|
........ KIC is free, it's convenient, and it keeps you out of the copy line. - Amherst College
........ My favorite is the new KIC Bookeye scanner...it has been quite popular.... It's so cool and scans super-fast. - Boston University
........ There are two pieces of equipment that I love in this library; the hole puncher and the KIC scan station, because they both work every time! - Florida Atlantic University
........ We are replacing all our copiers with KIC... We are thrilled with KIC. - Fuller Theological Seminary
........ Everything works so well - BSCAN ILL with the Bookeye has exceeded our expectations! - George Mason University
........ Thank you for providing such a great product and such great service, and for being committed to making sure that your product continues to be the best that it can be! - Maryville University
........ We're VERY pleased with BSCAN ILL, Everything is working great! - Tufts University
........ Our ILL Department is practically based on our Bookeye scanner with Bscan ILL, we love this product. - University of Memphis
........ We're very impressed with the quality of the scans from our Bookeye 4. - University of South Florida
........ We're so pleased with the service from DLSG at Image Access. - University of Vermont
........ I was extremely impressed with the level of service and dedication ... always a pleasure using your products! - University of Washington, Seattle
........ Opus FreeFlow and our Bookeye scanner are so great we bought a second one! - Wayne State University
........ It's all working great! - Western Connecticut State University
........ Everyone is really liking KIC. It is totally saving us a lot of time. KIC is very intuitive and simple to use. - Montana State University Billings
........ We love our Bookeye 3, love it. We love Opus FreeFlow too. - University of Houston
........ We love Opus FreeFlow and all the auto features, like the thumb removal and the book deskew. The quality of the images are absolutely amazing. - The American Museum of Natural History
........ We love BscanILL and how it automatically sends out articles to the users. - University of Denver
........ Wow! KIC is very easy to use and is self explanatory. Everyone at the school has had nothing but praise for it . - Cleveland State University
........ Given the virtual aspect of students' learning today, this method of research material delivery is essential. - University of Washington
........ We love KIC with the Bookeye 4 scanner. The Inter-library Loan department salivates on a regular basis. They have orbital (face-up) scanners of their own, but they come down to use KIC because they like it much better. - Texas A&M
........ It's the most essential piece of equipment in our library. - Baylor University
........ The KIC interface is ten times better than the BookScan Station (CCP, Scannx, Xerox) user interface. - Harvard University
........ We LOVE LOVE LOVE the cropping features and the upload speed on our KIC Bookeye 4! - The Brooklyn Museum of Art
........ We love our KICs! - Howard Hughes Medical Center
........ I can see so many uses for this KIC book scanning system, and it will definitely save wear and tear on library materials. - Northwestern State University
........ KIC is what people want. We have noticed a significant decrease in photocopy use and an increase in scanner use. The KIC scanners are more efficient and they save paper. Both students and faculty like how easy they are to use and that they save time. - University of Missouri, Kansas City
........ I'm very pleased with the Bookeye and Opus FreeFlow, more importantly the service supplied by your team. I want to commend all of you! I may be used as a reference! - 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
........ We have been very pleased with this scanner and software (BSCAN ILL with Bookeye scanner), both with the quality of the scans and with the workflow efficiencies it offers. Support for the product by the vendor has also been very satisfactory... (in addition) we are filling a larger number of journal article requests from full-text online databases. - University of St. Thomas
........ Opus searchable pdf's are more reliable, take less time and are much better than the Acrobat text pdf's. - Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
........ As with all really cool, useful technology it was very popular so we are thrilled to announce that a second KIC has been set up on the first floor of our library. - Plattsburgh State University of New York
........ Students line up to use KIC instead of photocopiers. Our users are loving that they do not have to pay for scanning with KIC. - University of Texas, Arlington
........ I am always impressed with the service that DSLG / Image Access provides. - Columbia Law School
........ We love the BookEdge so much more than the Scannx product. KICs interface is so easy to use, it is just two steps. - Millersville University of Pennsylvania
........ I'm very impressed with Bookeye 4 scanner and BSCAN ILL software. We increased our productivity... what took me 4 hours in the past, now it takes me just 1 hour. We are very happy. - Midwestern State University
........ I love the excellent and prompt service you guys provide, I know a lot of tech companies that provide terrible service. KIC is very easy and simple to use. I love that it splits the pages for you. - Miami University of Ohio
........ Wow, you guys (service department) are awesome. These are the best scanners ever. - Colorado State University
........ We've been scanning our older public records using a Bookeye since 2006. Digitizing our records and making them available on line is one of the best decisions we made. - Hendricks County
........ KIC is very popular here, people use it all the time. I love how it performs so quickly. - Bentley University
........ We and our patrons are thrilled with the KIC BookEdge! - St. Mary's College of Maryland
........ Our new WideTEK 25 scanner so beautiful! The quality of images is so impressive. We are extremely happy to have this scanner in our department. - Northeastern University
........ KIC made my life so much easier during a stressful exam week! - Duke University
........ Our KIC BookEdge is our new best friend! It has enhanced our ILL process and solved the problem of copying tightly bound journals with almost no gutter left. Our students love using it too! - Baylor University, School of Nursing
........ The KIC BookEdge+ is a very intuitive system. I got the hang of it quickly... I don't know how, but you folks built a machine that knew what I was thinking, what I was needing. ... Just feedback to show my appreciation for KIC and your super service. Like I said, you guys made me feel important! - Texas Tech University
........ Our KIC BookEdge system looks so much nicer than the Scannx (Xerox, CCP), the cabinet looks so sleek. - Villanova
........ If I had the money I'd buy three more of these! (Bookeye 3 R2) We run it day in and day out with great results! - Boston University
........ We Really like KIC, it is very easy and intuitive. - University of San Francisco
........ The BSCAN ILL software and BookEdge scanner has increased our productivity and efficiency significantly. My student workers love it. - Montana State University, Billings
........ Students are absolutely stunned by KIC's abilities. - North Georgia College & State University
........ Our students LOVE the KIC BookEdge systems, so we think they were a great purchase. - Emporia State University
........ I can tell you that of the public scanners we have for patron use [which includes the Zeta] the KIC BookEye systems are by far the most popular. - Texas A&M University
........ Students love KIC and use it ALL the time. - Paul Smith's College
........ Students LOVE KIC - it's totally intuitive - works like a charm! - St. Mary's College
........ KIC is seriously impacting my printer/copier revenue stream! Students love it! - University of New Hampshire
........ Who needs a photocopier now that we have a KIC book scanning system? - Diablo Valley College
........ We always have long lines to use our 6 KIC scanners! - University of Houston
........ Our KIC was so popular - always a line of students waiting to use it - we had to purchase a second one! - University of Alaska
........ KIC is AWESOME!" - University of Oregon .......... We LOVE our KIC book scan stations! - University of Iowa
........ The KIC interface seems to be better designed based on staff and student comments. - Texas A&M
........ Love the KIC scanner. NO need for a photocopier! - University of Pennsylvania
........ We love you KIC scanners AND so do our STUDENTS! Thanks! - Missouri, Columbia
........ We love our KIC system, it is so much cooler than the Ivina. KIC looks like it is from the 21st century, the other one looks like it is from a hundred years ago. Also we love the fact that you can export as an MP3 in KIC. - Millersville University of Pennsylvania
........ KIC makes my research so much more accessible! Thank ya! - Duke University
........ Students love the KIC, they are always using it. You would think that with all the other technology our library has, that students would use them. No, instead they say 'You guys have a KIC!! That is so Cool!' - Miami University of Ohio
........ Without a doubt, the KIC BookEdge is a great machine. But the service we received...is what made the sale. - St. Mary's College of Maryland
........ People love the KIC Bookeye 4 scanner, they love using the cradles. - Columbia Law School
........ Our administrators have noted that photocopier activity has gone down in the past years, and they are attributing that to KIC … the quality of the scans are excellent … The Bookeyes are amazing scanners. - University of Texas
........ The opportunities created for NSU students to enhance their studies and course materials will be unmatched by most institutions of comparable size---and by many that are much larger! - Northwestern State University
........ Each time I've had the opportunity to introduce a new student to this service, the response has generally been surprise and delight. - University of Washington