Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Duke University Libraries introduce a new service: Digitize this book!

The web site says: 
Starting this semester, Duke University faculty, students, and staff can request to have certain public domain books scanned on demand. If a book is published before 1923 and located in the Perkins, Bostock, Lilly, or Music Library or in the Library Service Center (LSC), a green “Digitize This Book” button will appear in its online catalog record.
The turn-around time will be less than two weeks.

This is a pilot project.  Pending the results of it, they may expand in order to digitize other materials on-demand. 

This is a cool service!  Are there any other libraries doing this?


Bob Schrier said...

I know that McGill University has been offering a digitization on demand service since 2009. I'm not sure if there is any online user interface component through the catalog though. I think it's mostly for rare books and special coolections. there's a little blurb about it here:

Lara said...

I supervise the digital conversion unit at the University of Michigan Library, and we have been offering a similar service since 2004.