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Scanners in Public Schools: Equipping the NEXT Net Generation

Posted by Scannx on Mon, Sep 22, 2014

There’s been a bit of discussion on what catchy name to assign to the generation that includes today’s high school and middle school students, who were born after the year 2000. Suggestions have included Generation Z, the iGeneration, Gen Tech, TwoKays, Screeners, Gen Net, and Digital Natives.


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The Advantages of a Book-Edge Scanner for Special Collections

Posted by Scannx on Mon, Sep 08, 2014

Special Collections pose special challenges in today’s push for digital library materials. Patrons and researchers expect to be able to use even the most obscure and precious materials in a digital format. Libraries are responding by scanning special collections and archives to make them available online, or by providing access to a book scanner that is safe for delicate and bound materials. One of the best affordable tools for safe scanning is the patented book-edge scanning bed of the Scannx Book ScanCenter.


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The Future Of Library Technology – It’s Not Science Fiction

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Tags: library technology, library management, book scanner, academic library, university library

Going Green With Your Library: Transform Your Facility

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Apr 29, 2014

When transitioning to a green library, you might be overwhelmed by the variety of eco-friendly options available to you: Should you redesign the building architecture? Go paperless? Use green cleaning products? Sometimes, going green with your library seems like an endless puzzle of possibilities. But if you’re eager to get started with your eco-friendly efforts, our library technology experts are here to help. The professionals at Scannx have devised this easy-to-absorb list for transforming your facility to a green space – one tactic at a time.


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Library Technology Tips To Reduce Costs Without Sacrificing Service

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Apr 15, 2014

In today’s digital landscape, libraries are facing the harsh reality that they are no longer the only place to find information and resources. Libraries also continue to face budget backlash surrounding the many cuts to educational institutions. All of this has resulted in an unfortunate decrease in library revenue, and the main cost culprit continues to be library technology.

Let’s first take a look at the current statistics on library budget cuts and overall spending:

The Facts And Figures
According to the IMLS 2010 Public Library Survey results that were released in 2013:


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The 21st Century Patron: What They Now Expect From Library Technology

Posted by Scannx on Tue, Apr 08, 2014

It is the day and age of technological advancement. Digital processes and devices are evolving at an alarming pace, consistently surprising us (more so captivating us) with their growing functionality. This is the world your library patrons live in, constantly surrounded by iPhone this and tablet that, a mobile app here and a digital printer there – so it should be no surprise that they come in with some pretty high expectations regarding library technology.


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Keeping Up With The Evolution Of Library Technology

Posted by Scannx on Thu, Apr 03, 2014

Your library technology is pretty standard. You have a printer, a scanner and several other mechanical devices. But, whether you’ve realized it or not, those standards are actually no longer standard. They are behind the times, lacking in contemporary functionality and completely missing the primary needs of your library patrons.


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Flatbed Vs. Overhead Library Book Scanners: Which Is Superior?

Posted by Scannx on Fri, Dec 20, 2013

The budget for your academic library is tight. When it comes to scanning technology for your library, you need the device that’s going to give you (and your students) the most benefits and the least cost. When it comes to library book scanners, though, which is more cost-effective: a flatbed scanner or an overhead scanner?


Tags: book scanner, library book scanner, flatbed scanner, academic library, overhead scanner

4 Ideas To Energize Students About Academic Library Technology

Posted by Scannx on Thu, Dec 05, 2013

In an academic library, your vitality hinges on keeping students engaged with your servicesand resources. Without students, your library wouldn’t exist – no books, no stacks, no databases, no computers.


Tags: book scanner, document capture analytics, academic library

The 5.5 Funding Sources You Never Thought Of For Your Book Scanner Upgrade

Posted by Scannx on Thu, Nov 14, 2013



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