We have a scan lab at the Maine State Library that includes a range of different technology for digitizing various types of media. The Plustek fills an important niche for us, and I’d strongly recommend it for anyone looking to digitize bound materials. If you want a relatively inexpensive way to get into book scanning and want good results, this is a smart purchase.
When it comes to scanning a book, I think most people feel it’s a very troublesome task! You need to open and close the cover all the time. Every time the book is placed on the scanner, you need to keep tapping the scan button. After the scan is completed, you have to open the scan image and manually rotate it to display the normal order. Oh, I feel tired when I think of it!
Is it so painful to scan a book?
The photocopy images of the books are your nightmare?