Let’s take a look at some book facts-
Just imagine how much space those books take up in their physical form!
When people downsize or just want to free up some space, books tend to be some of the first casualties finding themselves on tables at car boot sales or even rotting away on landfill sites. Their owners then have nothing left of the book but memories but that doesn’t have to be the case.
Book scanning offers readers the chance to keep their much loved books in a hugely space saving way. Digital books take up virtual space in the form of megabytes rather than costly and much needed physical space in offices, libraries and houses up and down the country. E-books are not really a new fad anymore having been widely available for over a decade now. You are almost certainly familiar with the idea of electronic reading but what some people don’t realise is that you can actually scan old books to store them digitally on Kindles, iPads and other kinds of eReaders too.
Manchester Central Library were recently criticised for destroying around 240,000 books during their renovation work. While the library defended their actions saying the books included “duplicates, paperback editions where the library held a hardback copy, ‘coffee table’ books, multiple editions, out of date text books, material now available as an electronic resource, items in poor physical condition ,items with missing sections and chapters, foreign language information material and out of date directories and year books.”, we can’t help but think that they may have benefited from digitising the entire archive before destroying them. This would also help to prove what was destroyed. What do you think?
As well as being a very effective space saving solution, scanning books also offers more advantages;
Here at Pearl Scan, we offer a fully bespoke book scanning service which can be tailored to suit the needs of each client. We provide both destructive and non-destructive book scanning to a range of formats including Kindle, ePub, iBook, Flipping Book and standard PDF. For more information about the different kinds of book scanning we offer, browse our website and related articles or get in touch today for a free, no obligation quote.
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