Next-generation book scanning kiosk, developed by Scannx, featuring advanced capabilities to fulfill interlibrary loan requests will be shown at American Library Association Conference
Pleasanton, CA -- The Xerox BookCentre, a self-service book scanning kiosk for library patrons and staff, now makes it easier for libraries to fulfill interlibrary loan requests because it allows staff to scan directly to the world’s most popular library resource sharing services. The kiosk and some of its newest features will be shown for the first time at the American Library Association conference in Anaheim, CA from June 22-25, 2012.
The announcement was made by Scannx LLC, a leading developer of cloud-based document capture and document delivery software and services, which works with Xerox to develop, market and support the new line of Xerox-branded self-service book scanning systems. Scannx will hold demos of the Xerox product in the Scannx booth #727 at the conference. Attendees who stop by the booth for a demo can register to win an iPad.
During the conference, Scannx will unveil a new software “connector” which enables the Xerox BookCentre to work with the Online Computer Library Center’s (OCLC) Article Exchange document sharing site for fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests. OCLC is the world’s largest library cooperative, which works with libraries, archives and museums around the world to share resources and digital materials through its Odyssey, ILLiad and Article Exchange services. In just one easy step, the new connector lets library staff scan from the Xerox BookCentre directly to OCLC’s Article Exchange document sharing site, making it faster and simpler to fulfill interlibrary loan requests.
“Xerox self-service book scanning systems are replacing traditional and very expensive overhead book scanners and copiers,” said John C. Dexter, Scannx’s president and chief operating officer. “One of our goals is to make the Xerox BookCentre as compatible as possible with the OCLC’s dedication to expanding access to the world’s information and reducing library costs.”
The Xerox BookCentre also makes it easy for anyone to scan book pages as PDF, searchable PDF or Word file formats and send them automatically to email as an attachment, USB flash drive, smartphone, tablet, Google Docs, network folder, fax, or printer. The kiosk includes a 17-inch touchscreen computer, self-service scanning software powered by Scannx, an 11” x 17” patented book-edge scanner to protect the spine of the book from damage, and the ABBYY FineReader Technology for unmatched optical character recognition accuracy.
Other features include:
- Support for the Xerox DocuMate® 3125 color sheet-fed duplex scanner with double-page feed detection to scan a stack of documents.
- Integrations with debit and credit card payment systems from ITC, Jamex and ACDI, giving libraries and museums the option of charging for scanning services through a cost-recovery program or offering them free of charge.a one-year manufacturer’s warranty with options to purchase up to a five-year extended warranty.
- Please visit www.xeroxbookcentre.com and www.scannx.com for more information.