Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
The Xerox BookCentre, a self-service book scanning kiosk for library patrons and staff, now makes it easier for libraries to fulfill interlibrary loan requests because it allows staff to scan directly to the world’s most popular library resource sharing services. The kiosk and some of its newest features will be shown for the first time at the American Library Association conference in Anaheim, CA from June 22-25, 2012.
The announcement was made by Scannx LLC, a leading developer of cloud-based document capture and document delivery software and services, which works with Xerox to develop, market and support the new line of Xerox-branded self-service book scanning systems. Scannx will hold demos of the Xerox product in the Scannx booth #727 at the conference. Attendees who stop by the booth for a demo can register to win an iPad.
During the conference, Scannx will unveil a new software “connector” which enables the Xerox BookCentre to work with the Online Computer Library Center’s (OCLC) Article Exchange document sharing site for fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests. OCLC is the world’s largest library cooperative, which works with libraries, archives and museums around the world to share resources and digital materials through its Odyssey, ILLiad and Article Exchange services. In just one easy step, the new connector lets library staff scan from the Xerox BookCentre directly to OCLC’s Article Exchange document sharing site, making it faster and simpler to fulfill interlibrary loan requests.
“Xerox self-service book scanning systems are replacing traditional and very expensive overhead book scanners and copiers,” said John C. Dexter, Scannx’s president and chief operating officer. “One of our goals is to make the Xerox BookCentre as compatible as possible with OCLC’s dedication to expanding access to the world’s information and reducing library costs.”
The Xerox BookCentre also makes it easy for anyone to scan book pages as PDF, searchable PDF or Word file formats and send them automatically to email as an attachment, USB flash drive, smartphone, tablet, Google Docs, network folder, fax, or printer. The kiosk includes a 17-inch touchscreen computer, self-service scanning software powered by Scannx, an 11” x 17” patented book-edge scanner to protect the spine of the book from damage, and the ABBYY FineReader Technology for unmatched optical character recognition accuracy. Other features include:
Scannx LLC designs, develops, markets, and supports innovative book and document scanning solutions for the educational and municipality markets. Xerox Corporation and Scannx LLC entered into a trademark licensing agreement in November 2011 for Scannx to develop, market and support a new line of Xerox-branded self service book scanning systems. The Xerox BookCentre product line is powered by Scannx and includes its patent pending technology for scanning to smartphones and tablets. For more information on Xerox BookCentre systems, please visit http://www.xeroxbookcentre.com. For more information on Scannx, please visit http://www.scannx.com.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at worldcat.org. For more information, visit http://www.oclc.org.
XEROX®, XEROX and Design®, and BookCentre™ are trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Scannx, Scannx Book ScanCenter and Scannx Cloud Services are trademarks of Scannx LLC in the United States and other countries. Scannx patent pending. All other trademarks are the property of their registered owners. Scannx LLC, Pleasanton, CA.