On Feb. 14, I received an e-mail message from Atiz Innovation that told me about their new BookDrive book scanner. I wanted more details and hadn't gotten them yet, but now I have some of those details courtesy of Gizmodo.
The Atiz book scanner is a desktop scanner and is portable. It will automatically turn the book pages, although there is no information about "how" it turns the pages and thus how well the scanner will work with fragile materials. It will reportedly scan 500 pages/hour. According to Gizmodo, the scanner will sell for $35,000. That's is of course more expensive than a manual book scanner and less expensive that the Kirtas automated book scanner (related posting). I'll be interested to hear more about this scanner and see a demo of it.
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