Services & Policies - Fall 2013
Scan Easily, Save Digitally, Share Instantly
- In January, partially in response to feedback received in the LibQual Survey, the library tested a Scannx Book Scan System. The system is controlled from a touch screen which leads you through the process. The scanner itself has bevel edged glass to accommodate book spines when scanning, and allows patrons to scan books and documents in a variety of picture or document formats. Files can then be sent to a flash drive, e-mail account, device such as phone or tablet, Google Docs, or the printer. Testing went well, and staff and students alike found the system very simple to understand and straightforward to use. The library has now purchased two of these units, and both are getting heavy use. (A total of 12,760 pages were scanned during January-May 2013.) The scanners give students a greener alternative to printing, and there is also no cost to scan. If students do want to print, they are able to use their library subsidized copies. One scanner is located in the Reilly Learning Commons, and the other is located on the second floor, in the computer area at the top of the stairs. We encourage you to stop by and try them out - especially if you don’t need a paper copy!