"We added a new face-up Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) scanner and a color copier/printer in the 2nd floor Loewinger Lounge. "
The University Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of two new KIC Bookeye 4 scanning stations in the Norlin Library. One unit is located near the Research Desk while the other is situated in the Norlin Commons.
Leila Boyer, director of the Calvert County Historical Society, begged and pleaded for years and finally earlier this year, her dream came true for the Calvert County Historical Society to have a scanner with the ability to digitize the many volumes of old newspapers in its collection.
Beginning this week, the Central Libraries are now home to six new KIC self-service scanners, available in both Moody and Jones for our patrons' convenience. These easy-to-use scanners allow users to make digital images of books, papers, notes and other study materials directly to a USB memory stick.
The KIC Click scanner on the HS/HSL’s first floor is a high speed, touch screen scanner that allows you to quickly scan books, chapters and other documents.
The new scanner at the Laurier Archives, a Bookeye 4 Scanner v2 by Image Access, is what is known as a planetary scanner, which suspends a scanner above a book or document. It is considered a crucial piece of equipment for modern research libraries with a significant archive or rare book collection because it allows for the digitization of images and text with minimal impact on delicate source materials.
We’ve recently added a mini tabletop book scanner to the Course Reserves room in the Webster Library. Scan books or documents with the machine on the left, then adjust your scans and choose your output type with the machine on the right.
The new scanner made it possible for my colleagues at Skillman to digitize an old scrapbook of Japanese military postcards. The frail album was carried by a soldier and helps us connect the images of war to actual battlefields.This unusual resource was lent to me by another historian. Thanks to this machine, we were able to reproduce the whole album at high-resolution, and return the item to its owner unharmed, and quickly. Without this equipment, I would not be able to incorporate these novels sources of history into my research projects.
The Library is KICking off the new year in a big way with a new piece of technology. The Library now has a new KIC scanner for our campus to access in the Library’s Creation Station on the main floor.
“We’re very excited about getting the Opus preservation software and scanner. The DLSG tech support staff have been really helpful and understanding. Opus seems pretty intuitive and very user-friendly. I think if we had bought it a year ago we would have been much better off in terms of completing the project. I'm still working on metadata to make it browsable but am very close to completion on that. I'll send you a picture of me when we get the scanner set up. It seems like Christmas for me.”
As the grand opening celebration of the new Graduate Study Space in the Glenn G. Bartle Library got underway Dec. 7, a graduate student was already hard at work on one of the room’s new scanners. Jin Liu paused long enough to express her “happiness and surprise at the discovery of this quiet, much-needed space to do her work.”
"They are fast, easy, and free of charge. Simply use the touchscreen to select “Scan.” When finished scanning, use the touchscreen to print, email, or save to a flash drive. Best of all, the scanners won’t cause those pesky photocopy machine paper jams!"
“Our new KIC Bookeye 4 Scanner provides fantastic face-up book scanning for the 21st-century library… now in Bixler Art and Music Library”
Our KIC scanner is an indispensable research tool that’s also great for enhancing the quality of reports and papers with crystal clear color and black & white excerpts from books, magazines and journals.
The Southern History Department applied for a major grant from the Alabama Public Library Service, which administers Alabama’s allocation of federal money received through the Library and Science and Technology Act. With the grant money, we purchased a KIC Click Mini overhead book scanner for the Southern History Department. Because of the overhead design, you can capture an image deeper within the folds of the book and the curvature of the spine of a tightly bound book. It also saves wear and tear on the binding of the books as you no longer have to flip the book over and flatten it to make a copy.
For several years the Veterinary Medical Library has provided a face-up, multiple-page scanner, The KIC Knowledge Imaging Center allows students, faculty, staff and the general public to make free digital copies of their materials and save them as images or PDF documents. Recently the library was given funds by Dr. Louise and Peter Kaufman (DVM class of 1972) for the purchase of an additional KIC Scanner. This means there will be less waiting time for scanning and some new features not available on our original scanner, which will provide more versatility for those who wish to do their own scanning.
When another library asks for an article or book chapter from Loyola, we find it in our stacks and scan it to be deilivered via Odyssey or email. Scanning requests greater than 50 pages should be approved by the ILL Assistant or ILL Librarian. Most Scanning is done on the BookEye Scanner.
The Bookeye 4 converts book pages, not microfilm, to PDF format. Dyer County Archives Manager Marilyn Holmes states that it takes roughly six afternoons in order to properly scan one 60-page book.Marriage books (1936-1964), as well as will books (1858-1974), have already been turned into readable PDF documents.To date, Holmes and her devoted crew of local volunteers have archived 55 county books, 26 probate books, and 31 circuit books.
Besides the great people at Rod Library, there are also many other resources available to UNI students. There are meeting rooms with computers and white boards. There are two incredible Bookeye scanners, one of which I’m going to steal when I graduate in May.
Over 1,300 volunteers work in various departments throughout the Museum, including the nearly 400 who conduct tours for the Met's many visitors. These tour guides rely heavily on the Met's libraries for their research. One of these extraordinary guides, Natalie DeVoe, has been a Museum volunteer since 2002. I recently sat down with Natalie to discuss her time here at the Met, and especially how she uses the libraries to conduct research for her tours.
"The Green Fee program began as a grassroots student initiative in 2008. Since then, it has funded hundreds of sustainability projects led by students, faculty and staff around the William & Mary campuses." "The COS will fund the purchase of a new Bookeye Scanner in the Swem Library. The current scanner will be moved to the physics library in Small Hall, helping both the physics department and library save paper and ink. The new Swem scanner will allow students to upload the PDFs right to their mobile devices. The scanner currently in Swem averages over 1,100 uses per month, saving thousands of reams of paper per year."
"Composé d’un scanner à livres, d’un scanner à feuillets (recto-verso automatique) d’un écran de commande tactile et d’un écran de visualisation, le système KIC ne permet pas d’impression directe." "Installé dans le Salon, le scanner peut être utilisé librement sans authentification, dans le respect des droits d’auteur. Un mode d’emploi est à votre disposition.".
The Flagler Museum was recently awarded several generous grants that will significantly impact its ability to preserve and interpret its collections. The Mosaic Foundation (of R. & P. Heydon) the SmARTBiz Grant Program ( a collaborative Council of Palm Beach County), and The Fortin Foundation of Florida have all provided funding to support the Museum’s purchase of the specialized Bookeye 4 V1A Professional Scanner. This high-resolution machine can scan fragile books and documents from the Museum’s collections while safely holding them in place in a special cradle. The specialized scanner will allow the Museum to greatly enhance its collections research and interpretation capabilities while meeting professional collections care standards.
With a KIC station already in place in the Law Library, the University of Kentucky has now added two BSCAN ILL stations for their interlibrary loan department and a second KIC station to serve their students with the latest in walk-up scanning in the Margaret I. King Library.
A new project is underway to digitize the valuable 1,000 books from the Avant-garde Books Collection held in The National Library of Russia. Opus Workflow is providing life-cycle control software for defining and tracking all stages and processes of the project activity, with project and object-level digitization, auto archiving, auto and manual images correction, metadata creation and management, and various output formants process tracking
Volunteers at the history center want to ensure the news is carefully preserved for the public for years to come. Enter the Bookeye 4 - a state-of-the-art scanner that has blended traditionally-archived news with modern technology. The county history center now has the best of both worlds as they continue to provide the public with access to news archives, thanks to the large-scale scanner that can now preserve the images of the oldest and most fragile newspapers, said Priscilla Couden, executive director of the Contra Costa County Historical Society.
Stephen B. Luce Library announces the availability of our new Knowledge Imaging Center or KIC machine, a high-quality scanning and copying station. Located on the first floor of the library, the convenient “KIC” machine boasts a variety of unique design features that includes an easy-to-use touch screen, a large format scanner bed that lets you capture documents up to 17” x 24”, and the ability to save scanned files to usb flash drives, mobile devices, or send them by email. The option to print is also available.
Check it out at the Veterinary Medical Library...
Lifelines - a newsletter of the College of Veterinary Medicine highlights some updated features on the new scanner that include a V-cradle that allows scanning from books in a natural position. A foot pedal enables users to scan books almost as fast as pages can be turned. The new scanner also adds the capability to send scans to FTP, network drive, cloud storage or directly to mobile devices such as smart p hones and tablets via Smart Dock or QR Code.
Lila D Bunch Library at Belmont University introduces new KIC Click table top scanner.
"Easy, fast, high-quality scans of documents and photos. Simply scan, modify and save scans as Searchable PDF, Quick PDF, JPEG, PNG, RTF or Audio file to USB or send to your Google Drive or Email."
Western Carolina University is preserving old photographs of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park by going digital. Thousands of pictures of the park taken between 1899 into the 1950s will be digitized. It’s made possible with a $93,000 grant from the North Carolina State Library. The digital library includes images of the park’s construction and life in the Civilian Conservation Corp. That’s the people who built it.
"Our take on it is that it’s really a lot of fun, and we’re able to do some really nice work in preserving these documents, making them available to a broader audience."
-- Mark Stoffan, WCU Digital Services
Some of the grant money is paying for a new scanner. The library says this is a multi-year project, and they hope for more funding in the future.
---- ABC News 13
We are so excited about this - Lane Library has a brand new book scanner to share with you! Just in time for writing up those final papers, the book scanner is available for saving FREE digital copies of your research... the images are crisp, clear and available in both color and black & white... There are several options for saving your scans, including to a flash drive, smart devices, ...cloud storage, or email yourself.
On January 7th, the library staff at Utah State University introduced their KIC Click at an open house:
"Not only are we moving the library into the 21st century with the advanced technology, we also see it has a way to reduce paper use."
"It is to be certain that the USU Eastern campus will see the positive results from the new KIC Click Scanner immediately and its effect will last greatly into the future."
At Carnegie Mellon, four new KIC Clicks were added to the Hunt, Mellon, and Sorrells libraries:
"KIC Click Scanners are a new option for scanning bound materials."
"They scan the material from overhead with each scan taking only a few seconds to complete."
In a December Newsletter, USC Law Library writes about their KIC system.
"A Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) Bookeye 4 system is everyone’s favorite machine to scan, copy, store, and send documents without paper. Library users / patrons can scan documents or pages from books and either email or save to a USB drive."
In 2011, COS granted $18,950 to Martha Higgins, Swem Library for the purpose of purchasing a KIC Bookeye 4 scanner to reduce the use of paper and minimize printing costs. Since then, the lone KIC book scanning station has reduced paper usage by 18,000 pages per month and saved $1,800 per month.
Swem Library has now been awarded an additional $22,445 to purchase another KIC Bookeye 4 scanner.
Georgetown University introduces KIC Bookeye 4 to their Media Center:
"Let’s just say the Library of Congress is jealous."
"Now you can quickly scan chapters, oversize documents, and images–gorgeous, full-color art images."
For the 4th year, Image Access, Inc. attends the international IFLA Conference:
"We find such a warm and energetic response each year at IFLA from international customers, prospects and resellers around the globe. We show mainly our KIC book scanning product line and our OPUS Digitization Solutions, which include scanning systems ranging from $4,000 to $50,000. It’s a non-stop line-up of folks wanting to see the very latest we have to offer.” Ted Webb, CEO, Image Access, Inc.
Zoher Motiwalla inspects a KIC Bookeye 4 book scanning station at the 2013 IFLA Conference in Singapore
Image Access, Inc. purveyor of a wide range of book and document scanning systems for research and academic libraries, celebrated its 20th Anniversary at this summer’s ALA Conference in Chicago with a KIC BookEdge scanner giveaway that surprised and delighted 11 lucky recipients. Pittsburg State University expressed their gratitude with the following message:
“The Dean of our College of Business, Mary BethGrimes, has used your scanners at other institutions and is a big fan... thank you again and let you know we will be evaluating our future needs for this type of technology in the Library at Pittsburg State.”
The College of Charleston from the Office of Sustainability write about the benefits of having a KIC scanner:
"Scanned files can also be read on the KIC electronically, eliminating the need to print them out."
"Documents can even be saved in audio format, which can be played back on any digital audio device; now if that’s not cool I’m not sure what is."
Montana State University Library informs students of their KIC stations:
"Copying is dead; scan instead!"
"Our two KIC scanners are user-friendly with their intuitive touch-screen interface, and offer options to email, print, or save your file to a USB drive."
Swem Library informs their students of the benefits of BSCAN ILL and KIC Bookeye scanners on Earth Day:
"It (Interlibrary Loan’s new scanner) has registered 40,000 scans in one year, saving approximately 60,000 sheets of paper. That equates to over seven trees! The library’s popular KIC (Knowledge Imaging Center) scanner is expected to yield similar savings."
Duke University Libraries informs students on the upgrade from photocopier to KIC.
"...there is one thing that didn’t make the trip with us: our old photocopier. Instead we’ve upgraded to a KIC Scanner for our reading room."
"It’s a free, self-service scanner that make it easy to produce high resolution color scans."
Western Kentucky University informs students on the location and uses of their KIC station.
"Use our walk-up KIC scanner in the Visual & Performing Arts Library on the 2nd floor of Cravens Library."
"With a choice of resolutions up to 600 dots/inch, the scanner can handle intricate artwork."
In Langsdale's Spring Newsletter, they introduce their new KIC scanner.
"...will help accommodate the needs of students and professors. Yes, Langsdale is looking out for you!"
"This is a perfect way to make copies of parts of books on reserve or to scan documents you want electronic copies of. And the best part: it's free!"
"UNCG University Libraries" posted the following to Facebook on 3/19/13:
"Erica shows off our new Bookeye 3R2 planetary scanner."
"This will allow us to digitize books and large or fragile items."
Clinton Community College writes about their new KIC scanner.
"The environmentally friendly KIC allows users to read documents electronically without the need to print them out."
"We have already received very positive feedback from the campus community about the new scanner"
Phillips Library writes on the addition of SmartDock to one of their scanners.
"In addition to the USB port and the emailing options, you can now send your scanned documents immediately to your smart device."
"Now you can send files directly to your iPAD, your iPhone or whatever you carry."
Oviatt Library (California State University Northridge) describe how they utilize their KIC station:
"Researchers make their own duplications in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room using our BookEye scanner. They can save scans to their own USB drives, or email scans to themselves."
Addlestone Library writes about their new KIC scanner.
"Unlike traditional desktop scanners and copiers, KIC’s unique design uses a V-cradle scanning bed so documents remain completely untouched by the scanner's image capturing lens."
"It’s ten times faster than a traditional copier and four times faster than a desktop scanner."
Portland Community College writes on their new KIC scanners
"These scanners are free, fast, and easy to use."
"They allow users to email scans to themselves or others, or to save scans to a thumbdrive or to their Google Drive in the cloud."
"UT Libraries" posted the following to Pinterest:
"Check out the Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) Scanners located at various UT libraries"
"These scanners let you quickly scan items and email them to yourself"
University of Delaware writes about their new article delivery service that utilizes BSCAN ILL with a Bookeye 4.
"A lot of other universities and their patrons are finding that this is a very popular service..."
"If the library staff finds the right clientèle, the service could be a big hit..."
University of Miami of Ohio have a proposal to provide a new KIC station for the Amos Music Library:
"There are 3 KIC Scanners in King Library and one each in the Art and Architecture Library and B.E.S.T.(Business, Education, Science and Technology) Library, all of which are increasingly heavily used. Since December 2007 when the first machine was installed these devices have been used 18,036 times, with a total of 268,499 images or pages scanned. During the current academic year 150,572 images have been scanned in 7,317 sessions. This technology is used by students of all disciplines and saves paper and student expenses by eliminating many instances of photocopying. There is no charge for this service."
"The addition of a KIC Scanner at this location will facilitate students' abilities to research and complete assignments, as well as save time, money, and photocopying materials."
Shawn Nevers writes about the new KIC scanner at BYU.
"This state of the art, face-up scanner has already proved quite popular with students in the short time we’ve had it."
The article indicates where the new scanner is located and the features available.
"LSU Libraries" posted the following to Facebook on 1/28/13:
"Have you used Middleton's new scanner located next to the Circulation Desk?"
"Scan the pages you need, and simply e-mail the document to yourself or save it to your USB drive."
University of Louisiana Lafayette writes on their three KIC scanners.
"The KIC scanners allow users to quickly and easily scan an item and then save the file to a USB/flash drive."
"STEP funds provided the scanners, with the goals of increasing students' academic success and reducing paper waste."
Student analysis of the KIC scanner from MIT Libraries:
Direct Scanning: "...it makes the process of scanning much faster and ideal for digitalizing paper media."
Image Correction: "Unlike most scanners, the KIC system integrates the image correction process."
E-mail Function: "After the image is scanned the user can easily send the scanned file to any email address."
Pat Tansey writes about the new KIC scanners at UMSL.
"Using the scanners will ease the transition to a paperless world. And they are free!"
The article indicates where to find the scanners, describes the capabilities, and encourages saving both paper and money by using scanners instead of traditional copiers.
Brittany Cronin and Linda Salem report on the Bookeye 4 KIC located in Reference.
"Have you checked out the Book Eye Scanner located in Reference?"
"We are pleased to announce that the Reference Area is now the proud home of a Book Eye scanner."
The article continues on to explain that usage is free of charge and a great way to save paper. Also included is an overview of the features and a brief getting started guide to help students "give new life to print reference sources."
In Fall 2011 a proposal was submitted to the Committee on Sustainability to purchase the first of three book scanners with the goal of reducing the number of paper copies made.
In September of 2012, the status of the initiative was reported to the committee.
"In the previous year, over 120,000 paper copies were made in Swem Library. The use of the copier has plummeted ... down 94% since June! This represents a savings of thousands of copies every month. This is a huge savings in paper and toner, and a much-needed improvement in quality."
"SMU Cox School of Business" posted the following to Facebook on 9/6/12:
"Recently, the business library was awarded a SMU Friends of the Library grant that allowed us to purchase a touchscreen flatbed scanner."
"You can save your files to a USB drive, send them by e-mail, change your document from a PDF to images, and even select parts of the text to convert to a MP3 file..."
Sean Anderson and Sue Weatherbee report on the experience of developing technology equipment services in the Texas A&M University-Commerce library.
"In August 2011 we added a Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) scanner to our technology equipment services. The center allows users to scan documents free of charge and either save to a USB drive or send via email." Within the first year of operation, "the KIC scanner was used to scan more than 100,000 images by our students and interlibrary loan service."
Joshua Ranger posts the news that KIC BookEdge scanners are being added to the Polk Library.
"Polk Library is purchasing two walk-up, super-fast scanners as a FREE alternative to photocopying or monkeying around with traditional flatbed scanners."
Maureen Zegel writes about the new dean of libraries, Chris Dames, and his "focus on technology and the student experience".
Among the improvements and new services to be provided, "two new KIC Bookeye overhead scanners are being installed and will be free for students."
We have a new scanner for library users installed in the Reading Room. The Bookeye 4 has a book cradle, which means you no longer have to place the book face down on the scanner, scan the page, pick up your book, turn the book, and place the book down again. All you have to do is turn the page and scan!
University of Tennessee - Health Science Library - KIC BookEdge Plus Announcement
"In an effort to be more green, the library has purchased a new dedicated scanning station as an alternative to photocopying."
"KIC scanners make copying pages a breeze, with no logins or cost."
The DLSG offers Educational Evaluations at no charge.
Hannah Rozear posts, "Introducing (drum roll, please) the new KIC scanner!"
"The library is pleased to announce that the KIC scanner is now fully operational. The scanner is located across from the current periodicals shelves (in the spot where the old scanning station used to be). The KIC scanner has an intuitive touch-screen interface which allows you to scan books, images, and documents."
Google is cutting back dramatically on their book digitization efforts while ramping up their usage of individuals' data to create more focused advertising and online browsing. Legal battles over their plan to acquire 'all knowledge' may have soured them. Although Google was able to digitize the bulk of common monograms, there's just too much material in the special collections of thousands of libraries across America to digitize by a single entity, a commercial one at that.
While even the biggest libraries can't afford to digitize their entire collections, selections from special collections are well within the budgets of even small libraries. As a result, we have seen an increase in digitization projects.
"Paul Smith's College Library" posted the following to Facebook on 3/1/2012:
"Just a quick shout out thanking the students who have made the KIC scanner so popular. We've had it a little over a year and we've had 3800 sessions with a total of 29,626 scans! Wow!"
With five KIC scanners already in use, plans are in the works to install more throughout campus.
"It's what people want," Head of Resource Sharing Cindy Thompson said. "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."
Cornell Law Library announces their state-of-the-art walk-up scanning solution, KIC BookEdge book scanning system.
"Be sure to check out the new scanner (next to the printer) in the reading room during your next trip to the library."
The Leesville Daily Leader article shows a photo of reference librarian Elizabeth Graves giving a KIC demonstration to a student.
Abbie Landry, Director of Libraries, explains that "the scanners were obtained through a Student Technology Fee grant."
A video posted on the San Diego County News Center tells the story of two men working to preserve and share their local history. Among other things, this included capturing the signature of Abraham Lincoln for a large scale art display using OPUS FreeFlow and a Bookeye 3 scanner from the Digital Library Systems Group (DLSG).
"An organization as large as the County of San Diego accumulates a lot of stuff. Here's the story of two men, Jay Johnson and David Richardson, who have been digging out some of the more interesting artifacts and documents from department's archives for a large art project."
The Darien Library of Darien, Connecticut announces the addition of a KIC Bookeye 4 to the host of services provided to their patrons.
"This will allow students to highlight text while studying PDFs, or easily drag the material into the notes on their computer while studying. Other Library patrons will have the ability to work with reference material from their own home through the use of the new system. "
Julie Kimlinger posted in the UST Libraries Blog the news from InterLibrary Loan Coordinator Faith Bonitz about the arrival of the new "dream scanner".
"The BSCAN software automates many of the steps of scanning, sending, and updating of the lending article requests that we fill. First, it can read the pick slip, and choose the correct method of transmission, grabbing needed ILL and transaction numbers for OCLC and ILLiad. It can also read and enter Ariel, Odyssey, and email addresses, and patron names. After we scan the article, the software can automatically de-skew crooked pages, correct for book curvature, and clean up the margins, so there are no black borders and fingers in the scan. It scans two pages at a time, but separates the one scan into two images. Additionally, by means of ILLiad's Odyssey Helper, BSCAN can update the requests in ILLiad/OCLC to "shipped," as it sends the article via Ariel, Odyssey, or email. We have been very pleased with this scanner and software, both with the quality of
Beth Doyle shares her notes and insights during the OCLC "Scan and Deliver" webinar. Bookeye scanners are mentioned several times, "Much of the Q&A session was about the Bookeye book scanner which most of these institutions are using for their DoD requests..."
The Kentucky Historical Society announces ScanFest, a series of sessions for patrons to bring in their fragile books and KHS will use the Bookeye 4 scanner to create several digital images for the patron on a USB flash drive.
"The Libraries announce the addition of a new state-of-the-art document scanning kiosk", begins the post announcing the latest addition to student resources.
Student response is "thank you, thank you, thank you for the addition of this great scanner!".
New technology is changing the way students look at books… and in a way that is very green.