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KIC BookEdge

Capture, Copy, Fax & Collate Book Content
In a 2 x 2 Foot Floor Space

Affordable Book Scanning
for the 21ST Century Library

Join the Tablet &
eReader Revolution
KIC's T2T true-2-touch is "ten times better than the [competitor] user interface."
-- Jeff Bernhard, Assistant Director
ITS Client Services & Support
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Slash paper and ink costs with the innovative
KIC BookEdge self-serve scan and copy system!

The days of the photo copier on the library floor are over. Students demand digital, and your print collections are too valuable not to make them available to the majority of college students today who see copiers as "old school."

Occupying less space than a floor standing copier and offering 12x17 inch book-edge scanning, KIC BookEdge provides the next best thing to face-up scanning in a form factor that's small enough to fit in the far corners of any library! And its cost is small too.

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Tabletop Configurations

But don't let its size fool you. KIC BookEdge systems provide the same extensive capabilities as our heavy duty KIC systems: fast scan/copy/fax/print, image editing and collating, save to tablets, smart phones, notebook PCs, USB drives, and Cloud, send via email or FTP.

What's so special about KIC systems is how easy they are to use with their True 2 Touch interface and very large touch screens. Students enjoy unlimited, fast and easy access to entire library collections, digitally. It's not often that a service becomes so popular with students so rapidly. It's fitting that KIC systems are frequently purchased using student technology funds.

Serving 70% of Students at US Universities

In the U.S. alone, DLSG book scanners are on 800 college and university campuses, including most of the top 100 and nearly all large campuses. With the introduction of the KIC Click Mini, KIC BookEdge and KIC for Sprout Pro by HP, KIC is now affordable for virtually all institutions of higher learning and full-service public libraries. Last decade, libraries typically 'added' several KIC book scanning kiosks for patron, student, faculty and researcher use, but since 2010 libraries have begun to replace their entire patron-use copier fleets with self-serve book scanning systems.

A True Digital Age Multifunction System for Academic Public Libraries


Book Scanning

Students at academic libraries want speed, and DLSG offers the fastest book scanners on the market. Patrons at public libraries need simplicity, and KIC provides three of the simplest possible user interfaces, one exclusively for scanning, one exclusively for copying and one exclusively for faxing. And KIC's best-of-breed power user interface is only a touch away.

Book Scanning

Copier Replacement

While multifunction copiers are partly digital, they are big mechanical machines with big maintenance issues and tiny touch screens. As a copier replacement, KIC eliminates copier failure/service problems and provides very large touch screens and view screens that are larger still. Organizing (collating, clipping, rotating, etc.) pages on a huge touch screen is much easier than shuffling paper.

The digital age has steadily driven down the demand in libraries for paper copies to levels that make it increasingly difficult to justify copiers. KIC self-service scanning systems reduce copier use further — to the point that attaching a small laser or ink jet printer is sufficient. Scan Copy Fax KIC systems also handle much larger materials than copiers, and they scan books without damaging them.

Copier Replacement

Self-Serve Fax

KIC's huge touch screen and larger view screen make faxing extra easy. Users can compose, review, clip, crop and change brightness and contrast of the pages of a fax before sending. KIC's step-by-step process is designed for easy operation by even the most timid users. All you need is an internet connection, and DLSG will provide the rest at a cost so low that fax revenue can pay for the KIC system in a few years or less.

Self-Serve Fax

KIC Payment System

Built-in Debit Payment System for KIC Systems

KIC Coin is a digital-age fee collection system included with all KIC systems. KIC Coin does not require that a coin box or a card reader be located next to each copier and fax machine. It works like a debit card, but no card is required. Patrons simply purchase any denomination they designate at the front desk. The library staff member prints a corresponding paper “KIC Coin” with barcode. The patron then places the KIC Coin on the KIC scanner and scans to begin charging the card with every scan thereafter.

Printing copies and faxing have per page costs. These costs are normally passed on to the user. With photocopiers, MFCs and other book scanning kiosks, additional hardware for collecting fees must be acquired. The costs of this additional hardware must be passed on to the user.

KIC Coins

KIC has a free, built-in method of charging users for copies and faxes. Simply print wallet-size “KIC Coins” on regular letter-sized paper in any denomination that you like, cut them out, and sell them to users at the circulation desk or wherever you collect fees for late book returns.

KIC Coins are Compatible with Copy Card & Cash Systems

All KIC self-serve book scanning kiosksystems are compatible with all standard copy card and coin-op devices. When KICs are introduced to a library, most patrons opt for digital output, so costly expendables are avoided, even for color! With KIC coins, the the library can keep all revenue it collects.

Credit Card Cash
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KIC Coins

KIC Makes Your Print Collections Searchable

Search hundreds of pages of PDF or text files created in just minutes using KIC Bookedge

Users need only locate the volume(s) that they expect to contain the information they are seeking, scan selected sections and output either a searchable PDF file or a text file. These files can easily be searched for various keywords.

Keyword searching is becoming an indispensable capability that significantly improves the quality and efficiency of researching print collections.

  • Access more sources DIGITALLY
  • Find information faster
  • Deliver results in digital form
  • Get your research in digital form
KIC Bookedge Scanners

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Scan selected excerpts from multiply sources in just minutes

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Output text or searchable PDF directly to a tablet, e-reader, PC or smart phone.

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Search all scanned pages in an instant for various key words and...

KIC Bookedge vs. Copiers – How KIC Compares

Copiers are Outmoded

Since the first KIC was delivered to an academic library in 2004, the days of photocopiers for patron use in academic libraries and even public libraries were numbered. And now with the rapid explosion of tablet computers and electronic readers, the demand in academic libraries for electronic copies has substantially outstripped the demand for printed copies. The demand for electronic copies in public libraries is also reaching a tipping point.

The ability to capture virtually unlimited numbers of pages of research into a tablet or electronic reader and search through that material on the Internet with a tablet, eReader or notebook PC that can be used just about anywhere is highly convenient and immensely valuable. In this digital age, academic libraries are compelled to go hybrid for three reasons: 1) the high demand for digital content; 2) their existing print collections contain vast amounts of information that cannot be found on the Internet; and 3) students are receptive to the price of electronic copies - typically free.

So how do the costs of KIC systems compare with those of photo copiers? There are three main factors that keep the cost of photo- copies high: 1) each copy requires paper, toner and ink; 2) photo-copiers require a lot of maintenance due to the number of moving parts; and 3) all major photocopier brands use a distributed service model.

In contrast, these costs are lower for KIC because KIC has split the scan/copy functions into three separate machines, choosing the best of breed for each. As a result, KIC offers the best book scanners by themselves or with a loose-leaf paper (ADF) scanner. Virtually any off-the-shelf laser or inkjet printer can be added to any KIC system, so you can optimize costs and speeds, and offer affordable color.

KIC White Printer
ADF attachment scans 40 loose-leaf pages/min (20 sheets per minute)

KIC Bookedge Scanners vs. Copiers

This graph compares the total costs of one color KIC Bookedge system with three color copiers and with three black and white copiers. Both copiers are the kinds typically seen in academic libraries. One KIC Bookeye 4 is compared with three copiers because its face-up operation yields well over two times the performance of a typical copier. The costs are broken into three main areas: equipment and maintenance, consumables, and patron usage time. With KIC, electronic output is assumed to be preferred over print 90% of the time. That ratio has ranged from 75-95% electronic in 2012, but is certain to rise in the future

KIC Bookedge vs Copiers
A five Year Comparison at a Usage Rate of 50,000 pages per year
At a usage rate of 50,000 pages per year, these numbers represent a five-year savings of $36,358!

No More Book Spine Damage!

Thick books with stiff spines and content that runs deep into the bookfold are often damaged when copied. KIC Bookedge easily captures content without damaging book spines.

KIC automatically removes black edges, straightens content, and produces clean, professional looking images – important for electronic reserves, course curriculum materials and research reports. These automatic image treatment functions also save a lot of administrator, faculty, and student time.

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Thick Books...No Problem

KIC Bookedge handles thick books beautifully. Its contour-finding laser allows it to flatten even the most curved books and produce text that is clear and undistorted. KIC automatically adds margins for print-ready image quality.

KIC Bookedge Scans 3 Times Faster

Statistics from five million scanning sessions across America revealed a median session length of 23 pages. So, most of the time spent during a KIC session is spent scanning. Face up scanning has been proven to be three times faster than face down scanning. So why is speed so important

  • It's economical. One KIC Bookedge can replace multiple copiers or other face-down scanning machines.
  • It gives patrons another reason to visit your library.
  • It's green. The faster it is, the more use it will get and the less the copier will be used.

Color Images are Free

In the digital world, there is no paper, toner or ink, so libraries rarely charge for images, whether black and white or color.

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Color Copies for Less

Over the years, many libraries experimented with color copiers, but could never find a formulathat worked. If the fees were low, patrons would copy materials with so much color that the library would spend more on ink than the fees they were collecting. If the fees were too high, the usage would be so low that the cost of the machine couldn't be justified.

KIC calculates the amount of color in an image before it is printed. So the fee for copies with a little bit of color can be the same as the fee for black and white copies. If a copy has a lot of color, the fee can be increased in proportion to the cost of the color ink or toner. This wonderful feature should be a simple, easy byproduct of the digital age, and it is with KIC.

Capture Area Comparison

The capture area of copiers is about half that of KIC Bookeye 4 while the capture area of typical consumer scanners is smaller still. With a 18 X 24 inch capture area, Bookeye 4 captures it all!

Capture Area Comparison

A – – – Competing face-up book scanner A 14x18.9"

B⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅⋅ Competing face-up book scanner B 14x20.5"

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The scan-to-the-edge feature avoids damage to book bindings
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New models from major system vendors are supported as they become available

Compact & Affordable

The KIC BookEdge is the perfect choice for student walk-up scanning and copying in areas where space is a premium. It makes entire library collections available in digital form. The KIC BookEdge's clever design allows users to scan pages right up to the bound margin near the spine, without damaging books. The KIC BookEdge produces beautiful, full-color images at no additional cost over black & white images! Even searchable PDF's and text-to-audio (MP3 files) are a snap to create.

The KIC BookEdge was specifically designed to occupy the same space as a typical floor-standing photocopier. Replacing outmoded copiers in academic and research libraries is easy with KIC BookEdge's modern scanning, printing and interactive computerized touch screen technology. The optional ADF scanner and a printer gives the KIC BookEdge the functionality of a color copier at a fraction of the cost.

Convert Loose Paper to Digital

Scan and save a 40-page article in one minute
using KIC's duplex ADF scanner option
ADF attachment scans
40 pages in a minute
(20 sheets per minute)
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Digital copiers are very mature products that certainly have their place in business and administration environments, but not the library floor. With its book edge feature that protects the spines of books, its ADF option that scans one or both sides of 20 loose- leaf pages per minute, and a generic high-speed printer, KIC gives new meaning to the phrase 'copiers are so old school.' When compared with copiers and MFCs, KIC book scanners are the only intelligent choice for the library floor.

True 2 Touch

True 2 Touch™ User Interface

Ease-of-use is a central feature of KIC. KIC BookEdge's large touch screen and its large "Scan" and "Save, Send or Print" buttons that occupy a very large portion of the touch screen clearly convey how easy KIC is to use. The Save button defaults to an output method and file format that is selectable by the institution. If a flash drive is inserted, KIC detects this and the output button changes to indicate that it will save to the flash drive. Users can override the default output method by manually selecting one or more other methods of output.

KIC BookEdge's smart design includes the full KIC self-serve digitization functionality in a mere 25 inch width. It's large, 22 inch touch screen and capture surface are at the perfect heights when placed on a typical table or desktop. The KIC BookEdge also has an optional matching "k-stand" for freestanding operation.

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KIC BookEdge Tabletop Model

Both floorstanding and tabletop system configurations have an optional SmartDock feature, which provides a convenient place for the user's tablet, notebook PC, or other smart device while scanning.

  • Copy two face-down, full-color pages up to 11.8 x 17" with a single touch
  • Create full color electronic images and/or paper copies
  • Review electronic images before saving or printing copies
  • Collate by dragging images into proper order with your fingertip
  • Select file formats such as PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, even MP3 (audio)
  • Simply place your smart device on KIC's optional SmartDock and with just two touches, you are ready for very high-speed transfer.
  • Sending scanned images via email is also fast and easy with hot-keys that are pre-programmed with your institution's base email address.
  • Output to Google Docs / Google Apps for Education and other cloud-based tools can also be simplified with pre-programmed hot-keys.
  • Insert a USB flash memory device and KIC automatically selects USB output.
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KIC's True 2 Touch™ User Interface, Especially Forgiving for Beginners

  • KIC is very agile, and allows the user to jump from just about anywhere in the touch screen system to just about anywhere else, directly and usually with a single touch. This modern, 'modeless' design is easier to use, but difficult to create.

  • KIC's large buttons and controls are easy to use, even for people with unsteady hands.

  • KIC gradually expands and contracts controls such as brightness, con- trast and DPI so users can easily follow their screen activity

  • KIC doesn't delete original images when you clip a photo or excerpt of text unless you tell it to.

  • KIC lets you output to many different destinations in a single session.

  • Once you've scanned a document, you can change your mind as to where you would like it to output. For example, you may have wanted to save to USB, but learned your USB drive is full. Or you may scan so much that it exceeds your email limit. Or after scanning and collating a mass of research, you decide that you want to share the research with others.

Two Large Screens for Simplicity & Power

It’s easy to undervalue screen size. For 20 years, all cellphone makers relentlessly pursued smaller and smaller screens until very recently when one company reversed that trend. They realized that people want the largest screen that will fi t in their pocket/purse and hand. This is because display screens are our window to the digital world, and touch screens give us control over that world.

As big as self-serve scanning systems are, it makes sense to have a very large touch screen. And with the low prices for high quality displays, it is compelling to add a separate display screen. In 2002, DLSG realized this, when the first KIC system was designed. Today, with nearly 10 years more experience than any other vendor, DLSG has the most understandable, easy to use and powerful user interface for self-serve book scanning, and it’s based on dual screens.

The view screen shows very large, clear images of what you’ve scanned, allowing the touch screen to have big, easy to understand buttons and other controls.

Display screens are our portals into the digital world, and touch screens are the easiest way to control that world. That’s why DLSG provides large, 24 inch, full HD displays and equally large touch screens with most of its KIC systems.
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Dual Screen Touch & View

KIC SmartDock ™

The Fastest, Easiest Way to Transfer Images to Tablets, Notebook PCs, eReaders & Smart Phones

KIC SmartDock

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floorstand and SmartDock options

Use the optional KIC SmartDock to transfer 10-20 full-color pages per second to any smart device without using any of your institution's precious WiFi bandwidth.

Files automatically appear on the devices as they are scanned.

For Public Libraries

Introducing KIC to Your Patrons

For Public Libraries
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Touching [COPY] will activate a very simple 'copier' interface with a large copy button that scans and immediately prints.
KIC Interface
KIC has a special introductory interface. For the first year in a new location, KIC can be configured to display three of four simple buttons: [COPY][FAX][SCAN] and [POWER USER]
Touching [FAX] will activate a very simple 'fax machine' interface.

In case you didn't know...

...what you can do with scanned images

Enhance Reports

Scan Page

Place books face-up on KIC Bookeye 4's large bed & capture two pages at a time - much faster than flatbed scanners and copiers.

Scan Page

Use whole pages or clip selected pictures, graphs, test, etc. using KIC's large touch screen.

Scan Page

Save scanned images to USB flash drive or cloud storage, send them via email address or transfer images directly to a tablet, notebook PC, or smart phone. Save scanned images

Scan Page

Enhance reports in a word processing program. Drag desired images from a flash drive, Cloud storage or email directly into a word processing program, or save images to your computer desktop and use the 'insert picture' function.

Scan Page

Once images are imported into a word processing program, you may want to resize or reposition them or select from several ways that your text can wrap around the pictures.

Personal & Family Documents

Personal & Family Documents

Library patrons bring loose paper from home to scan, fax and send via email or save to a USB device. A $5 USB thumb drive can store thousands of important documents.

Many citizens don't have a safe, reliable place to store and organize their important documents. Documents scanned at the local library can be viewed with any low cost smart phone.

For Study

For Study
For Study

Quickly scan many pages to take with you and study at your convenience in the comfort of your home where you can read, search, markup, and print at your leisure

Book Excerpts

With KIC in your library, instructors are no longer restricted to a single text book. They can freely assign many excerpts from many books without adding to the students' already high cost of text books.

Book Excerpts
Scan Page

Scan Journals for Research

Scan Journals for Research

Scan Artwork

Scan Artwork

Scan Large Maps & Drawings

Scan Large Maps

KIC Composer

Select Clips

Once pages are scanned, KIC automatically select photos, charts, and paragraphs. Users can simply touch and drag to select an area, or just touch a photo, chart or paragraph and drag it to the digital clipboard.

Compose Page

Move clips individually from the clipboard to existing pages, or start a new blank page. Then design your layout by arranging, rescaling, rotating clips, and/or adding annotations, frames, and clipart.

KIC Composer Interface

Save & Send

Shrink, enlarge, and rotate clip to create any layout. Undo changes, remove clips, until your creation is complete. It's digital desktop publishing, easy as 1-2-3, at your fingertips.

KIC Family Scanners

Use KIC's huge touch screen to easily arrange, rescale, rotate clips, and/or add annotations, frames, and clipart.

Then save your results in a variety of file formats and send to USB, email, smart device, or cloud.

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KIC AutoNote

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KIC AutoNote Creates Digital Text & Audio
Study Notes from Highlighted Text

Use KIC to scan books and other materials with highlighted text, then click on KIC AutoNOTE to automatically select all highlighted text. See the highlighted text in a format that fits nicely on a smart phone screen. Read and review the highlights without having to zoom in.

It's like having a study partner on the go!

KIC AutoNote
KIC AutoNote

Students and faculty can use KIC’s audio-output feature to create MP3 files so that they can listen to their highlighted text and read along if they like. Many students find it very helpful to simultaneously read and listen to study materials to optimize retention.

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KIC AutoNote
KIC AutoNote

Print Books on Demand

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Printing books has never been easier! With KIC's new Print On Demand functionality, patrons can quickly and easily order printed books of photo albums, scrapbooks, photos, recipe cards, book excerpts, loose papers, newspaper & magazine articles, and more.

Clip, crop, rearrange pages and then choose the kind of book, pages and quantity desired. Order your original book(s) using KIC's simple "shop-online" interface to find the best value and pay with your credit card. Your books will be printed, packaged and shipped to you within days!

Bring Many New Patrons to the Library with Print on Demand Made Easy

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Digitize on Demand VS Born Digital

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Unlike Born Digital material which must be purchased on a subscription basis, converting print to digital with KIC can be done on an unlimited basis.

KIC self-serve book scanning kiosks convert your huge investment in printed monograms and serials into digitize-ondemand collections at a cost that is an insignificant percentage of the value.

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70% of students at US universities are served by DLSG products

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KIC and your print collections together can yield
thousands of digital copies of whatever students want

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KIC Fleet Manager

MONITOR USAGE STATISTICS AT A GLANCE

KIC Fleet Manager

With 14 years serving libraries, KIC is the most stable product available today. However, DLSG engineers incessantly work to improve KIC and support the growing changing digital world. DLSG offers improved software regularly, and to make it easier to deploy updates, KIC Fleet Manager lets you update KIC systems remotely. For example, KIC Fleet Manager lets you turn KIC systems on and off on demand or on a schedule set by a central control panel.

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  • Live KIC Stations status
  • Real time statistics, including statistical analysis presented by easy-to-see charts
  • Real time revenue reports
  • Detailed single-unit statistics, including total scans, color options, most popular output methods, file formats
  • Live Event Log
  • Centralized settings manager

Scan Area Versus Price

Scan Area Versus Price
Compatible Scanners 200 & 300 DPI B&W (1bit/pixel) Scan Area Typical ILL DPI(1) Max DPI Scan time two book pages(2) Total time to san, treat & send a 10 page article(3)
Bookeye 4 V3 15.3 x 18.9" 200 400 2 seconds 48-53 seconds
Bookeye 4 V2 18 x 24.4" 200 600(4) 3 seconds 54-59 seconds
Bookeye 4 V1 25 x 33.5" 200 400 1 seconds 60-70 seconds
Click™ 16 x 22" 300 300 1 second 50-55 seconds
Click Mini 12.25 x 19.2" 300 300 1 second 48-43 second
BookEdge 11.8 x 17" 200 600(6) 5 seconds 65-75 second(5)(6)
* * * * 11 seconds 144-164 seconds(6)(7)
WideTEK 25 (B&W/GS) 18.5 x 25" 200 1200 3 seconds 66-76 seconds(5)
Commercial Flatbed Scanner 11 x 17" 200 600 9 seconds 110-120 seconds(5)
Photocopier 11 x 17" 300 300 10 seconds 115-125 seconds(5)
  • (1) The measure of scan times in chart used these DPI settings.
  • (2) Sweeping time only, does not include preview or transfer time.
  • (3) Time required to scan a ten page article, clean it up (e.g. deskew, remove fan & gutter), send the article and update the system.
  • (4) Bookeye 4 V2 comes standard with 400 dpi max and has a 600 dpi upgrade option.
  • (5) Turning pages is much faster with a planetary scanner than with a flatbed.
  • (6) Scanning 2 pages at a time (to increase speed) is not book spine friendly.
  • (7) Scanning 1 page at a time using edge of scanners.
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The Hybrid Library

To fully earn the 'hybrid library' designation, a library's existing print collections must be available in digital format. KIC systems allow your students and faculty to select material for quick and easy self-serve digitization, providing a valuable conduit between your print collections and patron tablets, PCs, eReaders and smart devices.

KIC's self-serve digitize-on-demand capabilities leverage your library's most valuable assets - its print collections.

Digital images don't have the limitations of physical copies. They can instantly be shared with fellow researchers around the world via email or Cloud, dramatically facilitating collaboration.

Digital images don't have the limitations of physical copies. They can instantly be shared with fellow researchers around the world via email or Cloud, dramatically facilitating collaboration.

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A Message to Students

Students

Higher education libraries across America hold $100 Billion in scholarly knowledge, the majority of which can't be found on the internet. This knowledge has been amassed through careful selection over many years and is augmented at substantial expense every year. And, thanks to U.S. copyright law, this knowledge is free to scan an unlimited number of times, or until the books disintegrate.

Because of this, 70% of students at US universities, over 800 major university campuses across America, have added high-speed self-serve book scanning machines to their library floors; machines that create digital content at rates of 5 to 20 pages per minute. These self-serve Knowledge Imaging Centers are much gentler on books and produce higher-quality digital content than the paper reprints produced by paper copiers. The images can cost as little as 1¢ per page and are readable on tablets & smart phones as well as notebooks and regular PCs. The images can be printed at any time for those who still prefer hard copy.

So what's the problem?

Paper copiers are as necessary as ever in administrative areas across campus, but copier companies don't want to give up that one place they no longer belong, the library floor.

Meanwhile, book spines are being damaged, paper is being wasted, and students are not seeing their libraries as the vast free sources for scholarly knowledge that they are.

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What can be done?

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Fortunately, academic libraries exist to serve students. The first step is for students to inform the libraries as to just how important it is to switch from paper copiers to digital book scanners that can print if desired. The next step depends on circumstances at your particular institution. Every year, libraries spend many times more money on printed books and journals than the cost of an entire fleet of new high-speed scanners. But some libraries have no control ever any of that budget money. At these institutions, faculty specifies what is purchased. So, the library must use other funds to purchase these units. If yours is such an institution, it is especially important to convey just how much students value getting unlimited, free digital content from their libraries, and that it's worth the effort to source together the necessary funds from various other budgets.

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Another means of acquiring KIC systems is to use student-administered funds (i.e. student technology funds). These non-library funds can be used to purchase a pilot set of one small KIC, one medium KIC and one large KIC. Once they're in the library, their popularity with students will make it much easier to justify all the efforts necessary to piece together the funds and to tell the entrenched copier companies that the library floor is no longer their domain.

Alternately a relatively small portion of these funds can be used to upgrade from basic Knowledge Imaging Centers (copier replacement kiosks) that scan 5 pages per minute to bigger, faster KIC systems that scan up to 20 pages per minute.

Resource Sharing

We know the importance of resource sharing. To help squeeze more value out of your investment, KIC can be configured to support the BSCAN Interlibrary Loan system, the Opus Digitization Workflow system, and general ad hoc scanning.

Use a USB flash drive to enable other types of scanning at a KIC station and temporarily access shared folders on a network. When you unplug the USB, the KIC station automatically returns to its regular self-serve scanning station functionality.

For general purpose scanning by administrators and faculty, simply write a department password file to a flash drive. When a user inserts the USB 'key', KIC recognizes the password and allows the user to save scanned images to shared folders.

Flash Memory
Premium Maintenance Plan

Image Access has an unmatched service and support record. It is impossible to affordably provide service personnel living in every city and town across America that are highly trained on the very special technologies needed by libraries. Instead, DLSG designs remote serviceability into its products and has perfected remote diagnosis and when possible, repair.

world map world map The resulting savings allows DLSG to frequently and promptly provide loaner/swap-out equipment and to go on site whenever necessary to maintain and repair equipment, minimizing interruptions in service.

KIC BookEdge Technical Specifications

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Max Capture Area 17 x 11.8 inches (432 x 300 mm)
Resolutions 150, 200, 300, 400, 600 dots per inch
Maximum Speed 0.5 seconds for full bed at 200 dpi
8.5 seconds for full bed at 600 dpi
Dimensions
(HxWxD)
31 x 25 x 15" (787.4 x 625 x 381 mm)
59 x 26.5 x 23" (1498.6 x 660.4 x 584.2 mm) with optional stand
Weight 30 lbs, 114 lbs with optional floorstand
Power Consumption 50W Stand-by, 127W Operation (printer not included)
KIC Bookege
KIC Bookege

Available Floorstand & Tabletop Configurations

KIC Technical Specifications

(Common to All KIC Models)

Output Color Depth 24 bit color, 8 bit grayscale & 1 bit B&W
Digital File Interfaces USB 2.0, email, FTP, Web/Cloud storage (e.g. Google Docs), file folder (for staff & faculty only)
Image Output Formats PDF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF rich text and searchable PDF (optional)
Audio Output Formats MP3 audio text-to-audio (optional)
Printer Interface 10/100/1000 megabit Ethernet or USB 2.0
Printed Output Formats 8.5 x 11", 11 x 17", simplex, duplex, color & 13 x 19" monochrome (printer not included)
Image Treatment Functions Split pages (left & right), clip, crop, change brightness/contrast, change resolutions (dpi), select color, grayscale, or B&W
Lamps White LED's, no IR/UV emission
  • Copy two face-up, full-color pages with a single touch
  • Create full color electronic images and/or paper copies
  • Review electronic images before saving or printing copies
  • Collate by dragging images into proper order with your fingertip
  • Select file formats such as PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, even MP3 (audio)
  • Simply place your smart device on KIC's optional SmartDock and with just two touches, you are ready for very high-speed transfer.
  • Sending scanned images via email is also fast and easy with hot-keys that are pre-programmed with your institution's base email address.
  • Output to Google Docs / Google Apps for Education and other cloud- based tools can also be simplified with pre-programmed hot-keys.
  • Insert a USB flash memory device and KIC auto-selects USB output.

The KIC Product Family

Your dollars go further with our complete KIC product line. Every institution would like to have at least one large KIC system, especially for reading rooms and reference sections, but not all library floor locations require a large system. Our array of products lets you get as many bigger systems as you need and fill out the rest with lower-cost systems.

KIC Bookeye 4 V2
Tabletop Models
Scanner
Floorstand Model
Scanner
KIC Bookeye 4 V3
Tabletop Models
Scanner
Floorstand Model
Scanner
KIC Click Mini
Tabletop Models
Scanner
Floorstand Model
Scanner
KIC Click
Tabletop Models
Scanner
Floorstand Model
Scanner
KIC for Sprout Pro by HP
Tabletop Models
Scanner
KIC BookEdge
Tabletop Models
Scanner
Floorstand Model
Scanner
Max Scan Area
24.4 x 18"
Scan Area
18.9 x 15.3"
Scan Area
19.2 x 12.3"
Scan Area
22 x 16"
Scan Area
16.7 x 12"
Scan Area
17 x 11.8"
Scan Area
Bound Volume Scanning Speed in Pages Per Minute
24 PPM
Pages Per Minute
30 PPM
Pages Per Minute
40 PPM
Pages Per Minute
20 PPM
Pages Per Minute
40 PPM
Pages Per Minute
7 PPM
Pages Per Minute
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Project & Course
Material Creation
Price
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Scalable
Oversize Flat & Large Books
Face-up Scanning
Flatbed with Book Edge
120° Book Cradle
Scan Follows Book Contours
Face-up: Flat and V-Cradle
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Resource Sharing:
Archive (High Resolution)
* Exclusive Feature

Features Common to All KIC System

Output Formats: Basic PDF, JPEG, PNG, MP3 Audio(TTS), Google Docs, Cloud, Dropbox... USB, Email, FTP, Admin Folder, Smart Dock™, Tablets, eReaders and Smart Phones.
Copier Replacement Capabilities: Collate, Black&White Color, Automatic Document Feeder Option, Multiple Shared Printers, Charge for Prints via Blackboard, ITC Sys, CBord, Diebold, Copicard, Danyl Sys, Debitek, Gen Meters, Jamex, Pharos, Vendapin, Virtual Cash, etc.
User Interface Features: True 2 Touch™, Separate Preview Screen, Full-Size Preview, Large Touch Screen (24 inches), ADA Support.
Image Editing Features: KIC Composer, KIC AutoNote, Collate, Clip, Rotate, Crop, Split Left & Right Pages, Deskew, Correct Book Curve.
Optics: 24 Bit Color, 260-300 dpi Output.
BookEdge Scanner

These days students entering college are highly educated regarding all things digital. They absolutely demand digital technology as an integral part of their library experience. KIC self-serve scanning systems make your entire library collection accessible in digital form.

The KIC BookEdge with integrated furniture and touch screen is a wonderful way to offer students digital access to your entire library. It's simple two-button interface makes it very approachable, even by technically timid students. It's low price, sleek design, and small 2x2' foot print make KIC BookEdge a very practical entry-level self-serve scanning solution for any library.

The KIC BookEdge is the perfect choice for student walk-up scanning and copying in areas where space is a premium. It makes entire library collections available in digital form. The KIC BookEdge's clever design allows users to scan pages right up to the bound margin near the spine, without damaging books. The KIC BookEdge produces beautiful, full-color images at no additional cost over black & white images! Even searchable PDF's and text-to-speech (MP3 files) are a snap to create.

The KIC BookEdge was specifically designed to occupy the same space as a typical floor-standing photocopier. Replacing outmoded copiers in academic and research libraries is easy with KIC BookEdge's modern scanning, printing and interactive computerized touch screen technology. With the addition of a color laser printer, the KIC BookEdge provides the functionality of a color copier at a fraction of the cost.

Features

  • True-2-Touch™ 2-button user interface
  • Integrated Furniture
  • Small Footprint - 2 x 2 feet
  • Sleek Design
  • 23" Touch Screen with Adjustable Tilt
  • Low Price
  • BookEdge Scan Bed Design
  • 17" x 11.8" Scan Bed

Benefits

  • Scan/copy up to 12x17 inch pages with a book-edge scanner that captures deep into the book-fold of books and bound serials
  • Create full color electronic images and/or paper copies with a single touch
  • Review large electronic images at nearly full-size before printing copies
  • Electronically collate and print copies
  • Create searchable PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and editable text files
  • Create audio files from text for MP3 players, including iPods
  • Create, collate, and print reports with title pages and style templates
  • Go 'green'. Promote minimal use of paper and ink.
  • Charge for prints, not for images
Document Formats
Autoformat Size Recognition 17 x 11.8 inches (432 x 300 mm)
DIN Formats DIN A5 to DIN A3
US ANSI Formats Legal, Letter
User defined Formats Autoformat w/edge recognition
Document Specification
Optical Resolution 600 dpi (max)
Performance Specification
Scan Speed (8.5" x 11" book) 5.0 seconds for full bed at 200 dpi
8.5 seconds for full bed at 600 dpi
Scan Speed (full bed) 6.2 seconds for full bed at 200 dpi
23.4 seconds for full bed at 600 dpi
Technical Specifications
Output Color Depth 24 bit color, 8 Bit gray scale
File Formats PDF, Searchable PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, MP3 audio (text-to-speech)
Digital File Interfaces USB 2.0, email, FTP, file folder (for library staff only)
Image Treatment Functions Split pages (left & right)
Crop
Change brightness/contrast
Change resolutions (dpi)
Select: color, grayscale, or B&W
Scanner Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Light Source KIC BookEdge - Cold cathode fluorescent
KIC BookEdge Plus - White LED
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions of Scanner (H x W x D) 31 x 25 x 15" (787.4 x 625 x 381 mm),
59 x 26.5 x 23" (1498.6 x 660.4 x 584.2 mm) with optional stand
Weight of Scanner 30 lbs,
114 lbs with optional stand
Electrical Specifications
Power Consumption 50W Stand-by / 127W Operation (printer not included)
Options and Functions
Printer Interface 10/100/1000 megabit Ethernet or USB 2.0
Printed Output Formats 8.5 x 11", 11 x 17", simplex, duplex, color & monochrome (printer not included)

PC Requirements

  • AMD Athlon™ II Dual Core 1MB
  • Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Maximum Size (HxDxW) 3.4 x 7.8 x 7.8"
  • 1 Ethernet port
  • CD Reader
  • 256 MB minimum / 512 MB optimal graphics card that supports DVI, VGA or HDMI
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The cETLus Listing Mark is used for products going into the Canadian and US markets. Products with the cETLus mark have been examined and have passed tests determining compliance with device safety requirements. The standards for IT-equipment are UL 60950 for the US market and CSA.C22.2 No 60950 for the Canadian market.

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WEEE is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste for electrical and electronic equipment which, together with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, became European Law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods.

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This device is in compliance with the requirements of RoHS-guidelines (Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.)