A book enriches the knowledge for anyone. However, maintaining books as hardcopies incurs a high operational, maintenance and transport cost. It is also challenging to preserve books. Institutes and libraries allocate a considerable budget for the operational cost of books preservation and conservation. This operational cost not includes regular maintenance but also consists of the value of conservation. Avoiding the damages that may be caused to the book due to its age, mishandling of users, to be protected from reader damage like oil spills, ink spills and any other accidents. Books are also to be protected from pests and also from being lost. If any of the rare collection of books is lost, it cannot bring back. The papers become fragile after many years due to various factors, and it will be complicated to handle such books. Also, accessing books in a library is a difficult task to identify and retrieve and has some considerable amount of cost to be budgeted for such activities.
Moreover, transferring, transporting or moving the books from one location to another again is a massive risk of books getting damaged, and that also involves huge cost expenditures. Storing books also require a vast area that also should be appropriately maintained. There is also a minimal control on distribution, i.e. if there is only one print copy of a very rare book, it cannot be distributed to many people at a single time. A user has to wait in the queue to get access to such books.
In order to overcome the above and many other difficulties, Swift ProSys provides scanning services for many of the universities and government libraries. We have highly calibrated High-Speed V-Shape book scanners, associated with the software, which scans the pages of the book rapidly at the rate of 4000 pages in just 8 hours. The page size can range up to the size of A3. The cameras fixed to our book scanners scan the images at a very high resolution even at 600 dpi. The V-Shape in our book scanners is designed in such a way that there is no need to dismantle the book bindings even if a book has a very tight binding. This way, the original and a rare print version can be preserved for any future use by the universities or libraries as may be decided. The black non-reflective and non-refractive base mounted to the scanners ensures the images captured are clear and free from noises arising from the scanner or external light sources. Various scanning options from pure black & white, grey shade and full-colour ranges are possible with our scanning process. Our book scanners are located in a dust-free location, and the person that does the process is appropriately ensured to be clean so that there are no dust particles getting within the scanning properties.
The software associated with our High-Speed V-Shape book scanners instantly processes the captured images to remove black border or outer marks and saves the files to the desired format of MPEG, JPG or even as a PDF file. Any other black spots, oil marks, which could be available from older books, can be removed by our colour correction manual and automatic tools. While the scanner captures the images in a non-editable format, by default, we can also provide the digital file in an editable format as may be required. If required to maintain the authenticity of the content, we can disable the editing option by which the scanning is done as an uneditable image format. Even if there is any noise such of oil marks, ink marks etc. in the books being scanned, these are scanned and retained as such (the oil marks, ink marks etc. are not removed) to ensure document authenticity. Even though, our scanners perform to capture the image to a higher resolution, which increases the file size, our software is brilliant enough to compress the size of the files from MBs to KBs without image distortion or pixelation.
The advantages of our scanning services enable the universities and institutions that have the library, to have a low-cost expenditure in maintaining the historical books. As the books are digital, identification and retrieval, transportation, maintenance and storage have become comfortable and compatible. The libraries and universities now can store any number of books in less space as it is in a digital format. Also, with the digital copy of any rare books, the distribution of ebook to many users at the same time is very much feasible