Irene Ingle Public Library in Wrangell, Alaska
Summary page text: Sarah Scambler demonstrates the use of a KIC Click Mini book scanner at the Irene Ingle Public Library in Wrangell, Alaska
Glenn G. Bartle Library
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.”
Birmingham Public Library
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.
New features on new KIC scanner
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.
Loyola’s BSCAN ILL with Bookeye – Student Guide
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.
Cedar Falls, IA
"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."
New York, NY
"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.".
Palm Beach, Florida
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..
Greenville, South Carolina
The new KIC system is located in Hughes Main Library. With its scanning area of 24' x 17' it includes an adjustable cradle to support fragile items at various angles. The system has an advantage of software upgrades to add color and to increase resolution to up to 600dpi in the future.
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."
Cullowhee, North Carolina
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."
Los Angeles, California
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."
Bowling Green, KY
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."
The Adaptive Computing Technology (ACT) Center is a part of the University of Missouri's Division of IT. They work to ensure that MU students, faculty and staff needing assistive technology have equal opportunity within the classroom and office.
"If you have articles or readings in the library that you would like to scan and make them read aloud, using your software, the KIC Scanner is available to you at no-charge."
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.
Baton Rouge, LA
"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."
The Frick Collection Museum, NY
The Frick Collection Museum utilizes a Bookeye 4 KIC for their preservation to prolong the existence of the library's collections.
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."
University Libraries Newsletter - UMSL
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.
San Diego State University Library & Information Access
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."
The College of William & Mary
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..."
Information Today, Inc.
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."
St. Louis, MO
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!"
Chapel Hill , NC
"The Law Library has bought a new KIC BookEdge Scanner for the fourth floor reading room."
"This machine is fast!"
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.
"The Bookeye 4 scanning machine is uniquely capable of integrating with our current software systems for request automation, and will enable us to create higher-quality black-and-white, grayscale, and color scans than currently possible with the older machines. This newer model uses a "V" cradle A2 linear CCD planetary overhead book scanner, which allows the book to be scanned at a perfect 120° angle protecting the book spine and binding. Image output is the equivalent of a 125 megapixel camera in black and white and a 425 megapixel camera in color. This model will increase our turnaround time, and provide students with faster remote access to library materials to use in their coursework and research, thus freeing their time to focus on their research, rather than on scanners or photocopy machines. The lens is kept in alignment with the book which results in highly precise scans, regardless of whether the material is flat or bound."
Here is a sampling of remarks about UW's "Desktop Article Delivery Service" in the Student Endorsement section:
This is a top-notch, world-class service. It sets the UW library apart from any other academic library that I've seen. (Graduate, Public Affairs)
This service really is so valuable to me. I really don't have time to do these article pulls so this really is a life-saver. I would say that it really is one of the most important services that I use as a graduate student! (Graduate, Epidemiology)
This has been the most valuable tool the libraries have offered for my education! Please continue it! (Graduate, Periodontics)
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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."
Jennifer Howard, The Chronicle
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 Smiths, NY
"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!"
Kansas City, MO
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."
San Diego, CA
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."
Kansas City, MO
A story posted on UMatters at the University of Missouri - Kansas City encourages students and faculty to save paper by scanning instead of copying.
"UMKC Libraries has announced the installation of Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) scanning stations at the Dental Library, Health Sciences Library, and the ground and first floors of the Miller Nichols Library."
"Using KIC scanners is easy. Capture digital images of research and study materials, then either email them to yourself or save them on a portable flash drive. Scanners can handle virtually any size book, magazine, journal, newspaper, photo or other material from postage stamp size up to 11 x 17 inches in black and white or full color. The images and even text from PDF files can then be pasted into reports or research papers."
New York, NY
"The Library and Information Technology are pleased to announce, thanks to Student Technology Fee funding, that the new high speed KIC Bookeye 4 Bookscanner has arrived..."
They have provided a tutorial for new users which can be found through the link at the end of the announcement.
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. "
St. Paul, MN
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.
Binghamton University, NY
"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!".
Getting a KIC at the Veterinary Medical Library
New technology is changing the way students look at books … and in a way that is very green.
Representing approximately 4,500 members, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) plans the Annual Meeting & Conference to meet the needs and interests of legal information professionals from across the country.
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