The American Philatelic Research Library has expanded its scanning services thanks to the members of the Mighty Buck Club.
Through the generosity of the many members who contributed to the Mighty Buck Club, we have been able to purchase a BookScan Station for use in the APRL. The BookScan Station is a self-service large format book scanner. It features a beveled edge to scan pages without damaging the spine of the book, and can scan pages up to 11″ by 17″ in black and white, grayscale, or color. It can scan to a variety of formats, including JPG and PDF, and has text recognition software to create searchable PDF documents.
Visitors to the APRL can scan to a USB drive or send scanned images to an email address directly from the scanner. The touchscreen makes operating the scanner easy, as demonstrated in this YouTube video.
Staff will also use the scanner to fill requests for scans. (See our library services page for information about ordering scans.) The new scanner will produce better images than our old equipment, and will reduce wear and tear on our books thanks to the beveled edge design. Scans can be delivered faster than photocopies, and scanning is also greener than photocopying (no paper!) so I am especially pleased to introduce this new scanner on Earth Day.
The APRL will also use this new scanner for digitization projects, and other departments at the American Philatelic Center can use it when they need a large format scanner.
Stop in the library or contact us to start taking advantage of the new scanner today!