Thursday, June 07, 2007

Digitization vendors at the SLA conference, part 2

Von Totanes (The Filipino Librarian) recorded a brief video (30 sec.) of the Kirtas BookScan being demoed at the SLA Annual Conference.

The booth staff did include a person who seemed very watchful of how the machine was doing and who occasionally adjusted the book that was being digitized. Von said in his blog posting, "Note that in the video you can also see recently-scanned pages on the screen next to the machine." The machine is a great attention-grabber and it definitely did that at the conference. As I said earlier, some people were just mesmerized by the machine, even though they were not interested in digitizing books.

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