Not everyone has a mobile device. Our book scanner is heavily used with our PEI Special Collection books, which are in turn heavily used by (often elderly) members of our community doing personal/genealogical research. They very often don't have any kind of mobile device.  We consider it a necessary service to offer a scanning device for public use that is special-book friendly, i.e. scans from above and does not require crushing the spine, and that offers to save the scan to email and/or usb. Even handling those outputs is often at the limit of their technical skills.

So, back to the original question - anyone have any experience with KIC's scanning products?

Melissa

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 11:17 AM, Jane Beaumont <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
In response to Melissa's question, in house equipment is useful but how about encouraging patrons to put a free scanning app on their mobile device.   I have found CamScanner invaluable in recent library research and there are several other free options.   Using the device's camera a scan is cleaned up automatically and can be saved, emailed etc as needed. 
Jane

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On Nov 21, 2016, at 15:45, Melissa Belvadi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi, all.
At the Charleston Conference, I saw a product called the Click Mini, which is a desktop-size face-up book scanner designed specifically for easy self-serve use.
We're wondering if anyone else in the region has already bought one or any of the other products in the family, and if so, what you think of the software, of maintenance/support, etc.?

Thanks!

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Melissa Belvadi
Collections Librarian
University of Prince Edward Island





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Melissa Belvadi
Collections Librarian
University of Prince Edward Island
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