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Book Scanning Overview
Today, it would be difficult to imagine a book being published in print form, without having a digital counterpart. With the incredible popularity and affordability of e-readers, it’s possible to store a thousand or more books on a device that fits easily in a purse or a large pocket. What about books that were printed before digitization became so common? Book Scanning Company can be scanned and converted to various digital formats.
At eRecordsUSA, a leading document scanning & Book Scanning Company have considerable experience in scanning books for schools, universities, libraries and publishing houses, and now we are pleased to offer our services to private citizens who may have collections, or just a few volumes, that they wish to preserve in digital format.
We ensure personal attention, superior scans, and your complete satisfaction. Books can be scanned into virtually any popular format, and we can arrange free pickup and return for large quantities.
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Once the books are scanned and on the computer at a high resolution, they are then saved in page number order designated in whatever format the client prefers. The most common formats chosen would be JPEG and TIFF. These will appear as flat images…
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How Book Scanning Works
At eRecordsUSA, we take your books and translate them into digital files that are saved on CD/DVDS, and that can also be stored online.Your job is to decide which books you want to have scanned, and package them for pickup, or ship them to us. Once we have your books, we will begin to prepare them for scanning according to the method you have chosen (see the Services tab for details on the methods available). Then, we’ll scan them for you and create files in the format of your choice:
- PDF (image only)
- PDF (searchable with OCR)
- Word (audited or unaudited), RTF or TEXT
- ePub (for your e-reader)
- Flipping books for online and offline publications
Once the scanning has been completed, your books can be stored on digital media or in the eRecordsUSA cloud. You’ll never misplace or lose a book again.
To learn more about eRecordsUSA’s document scanning services & book scanning services, call us at 1-855-722-6669. It will be our pleasure to help you archive your library, collection, or even just a few cherished volumes.
At eRecordsUSA, we scan all types of books, large and small, including (but not limited to):
- School and university text books
- Course readers
- Composition books
- Log books
- Map books
- Reports and brochures
- Company binders
- Magazines and periodicals
- Lab Notebooks
- Research papers
- Historical books
- Genealogical books
- Bound volumes of old newspapers
- Bound photo albums
We work with schools and universities, publishing houses, libraries, writers, businesses, and private individuals.
Book Scanning FAQ’s
What is Book Scanning?
With book scanning, a scanner is used to convert your books into various file formats. Depending on the format you choose, the files may be simply readable, or they can also be searchable. Once scanned and converted, your books are stored on digital media or online.
Why Should I Have My Books Scanned?
There are two very good reasons to have your books scanned. First, it’s a means of backing up valuable information that you may wish to retrieve and use over and over – that’s why schools and universities are increasingly turning to digital storage for texts, journals, theses, etc. that their students use over and over. When your books are scanned, there’s never any danger of loss or damage, and the files can be used over and over by multiple users.
Second, if space is at a premium, you can store literally thousands of books digitally on a set of disks or online that would otherwise take up a good deal of square footage. That’s why scanning is desirable even for private citizens who may have small libraries that they want to preserve, while freeing up space in their homes for other purposes.
Can Any Book Be Scanned?
Legally, yes, provided that you are not duplicating copyrighted material for re-sale. And physically, the answer is also yes. eRecordsUSA can scan even very large books, and we’re also experienced in handling delicate, collectible books. Often, we are able to handle books that other businesses are unable or unwilling to scan.
Can I Have My Books Back?
If you want your books returned to you, we can scan it using the non-destructive method (see the Services tab for more information).
Outsource All Your Book Scanning to eRecordsUSA
Book Scanning Services, deploys state-of-art hardware for all Book scanning and imaging solutions. We have in house capability to quickly convert large volumes of books into electronic format, we can scan almost anything type and size of books (prices may vary)
Book Scanning & Digitization Services
eRecordsUSA specializes in scanning every type of book imaginable for schools, universities, publishing houses, libraries, businesses, writers and private citizens.You can have your books scanned in color or black and white, with or without illustrations, and stored on CD/DVD or online.We scan books in two ways:
Destructive Book Scanning
The destructive method is most appropriate when your main concern is preserving the information that the book contains, as opposed to the book itself. The spine is cut, and the pages removed and scanned in an ADF scanner. Then, the pages are shredded.
This is a very cost-effective way of archiving text and images, as well as conserving space. For example, a school or university may wish to make information available to its students without devoting valuable space to multiple copies of texts, theses, and other information that has no inherent physical value, but a great deal of value in terms of information. It’s also useful for private citizens who want to preserve, in readable format, the works of an author they love so that they can return to the books again and again, while freeing up space in the home for other uses.
Non Destructive Book Scanning
The non-destructive method leaves the books intact. This method is used most commonly by schools, universities and libraries, when the book itself has value – perhaps it’s rare – but the information still needs to be imparted widely. Digitizing means that the book can be delivered to a number of people, but the book itself is protected from excessive handling. It’s also appropriate for private citizens who may have a book that they love to read over and over, but which has sentimental value – they can read to their heart’s content without damaging the book by handling it excessively.
With this method, the book is scanned and digitized, and then stored on CD/DVD or in the cloud. The book itself is returned, intact, to the owner.
If you would like to learn more about how eRecordsUSA can help you to digitize your library or collection for easy storage and retrieval, call us at 1-855-722-6669, or use the form on the Contact Us page.
Book Scanning Pricing
Book Scanning Cost
Pricing will vary depending on a variety of factors, including:
- The number of books to be scanned
- The size of the books
- Whether the scanning will be done in color (more expensive) or black and white (less expensive)
- Whether illustrations will be included
- The resolution desired
- The method used (destructive or non-destructive)
- Whether the books are to be returned (more expensive) or shredded (less expensive)
You can obtain information on scanning documents or standard books by visiting our “Shopping Cart” link. Note that the non-destructive method is considerably more expensive than the destructive method of scanning books. When we cut the spine, we get loose sheets of papers, which are scanned using high speed ADF Scanners.
Note also that we are unable to provide pricing for certain types of books, like yearbooks, other oversize books, or genealogical volumes without obtaining further information from you. Simply provide us with the details, and we’ll get back to you with a quote within 24 hours.
What Our Client Says
- Nina P.
I contacted eRecords for a small-scale scanning job. Although they usually work on large projects, Pankaj was more than willing to help with what I was looking for! The scans that came back were high quality, and delivered in a timely matter. eRecords was also the business that quoted me the most competitive price. I would definitely recommend - Pankaj is knowledgable and a great collaborator to work with on meeting any scanning service you may need.
- Cameron V.
I have used eRecordsUSA on three separate occasions and each job was performed exceptionally. All files scanned at high resolution, organized, and returned in a timely manner. Pricing was also very reasonable for such time-intensive work. Management was also very good with their communication.
I am a digital nomad that owns zero paper, so having all of my files in Google Drive is imperative. With Google's OCR (Optical Coherence Recognition) I can now find my files at lightning speed. ie - I search for [deed], [roof repair], [assessment], etc. and all relevant files "automagically" appear.
- David L.
Erecords scanned 56 bankers boxes of legal case files and other professional documents for me. This was a particularly difficult and complex job because, in naming files, they had to work from both a written file inventory and the file names on the folders themselves and use a consistent file naming protocol that Erecords and I agreed upon. They did an outstanding job of following this file naming protocol and organizing the documents in digital form to create the file structure that I intended. This job was also difficult because of the variety of page sizes and the age and condition of some of the documents; they managed to accurately capture everything. They also made the job easier for me by picking the documents up at my home. Pankaj at E records was invariably courteous and helpful and spent the time needed with me before the job to develop a digital file structure to make the documents most useful. I highly recommend Erecords for document scanning.
- David B.
I chose eRecords to scan over 2000 pages of yearbooks and several hundred photos from the early 90's to early 00's. I was not disappointed. They were one of the few locations in the Bay Area that I contacted that let me drop off and pickup the material in person. The JPG and PDF scans that they sent me were extremely high quality and OCR'd the yearbooks so I can search for text. They were able to repair one of my yearbook's bindings to the point where I couldn't even find the repair! This place is professional and good value for what I received. If something ever happened to my irreplaceable yearbooks and photos I know they're digitized now and backed up to multiple locations on my network and cloud! Highly recommended, Pankaj and eRecords!
- Ted R.
I found eRecordsUSA on an internet search and contacted them to inquire about scanning to PDFs a set of some six hundred old, faded, tattered pages of an underground/community newspaper I co-founded fifty years ago. I lucked out on this first call, finding a most professional, efficient, accessible, top notch company to help me archive my newspaper despite these trying, pandemic times.
- Jan a.
eRecordsUSA did a wonderful job scanning a large, irreplaceable, almost 100-year-old original opera. After checking with the State Library and other printers, we learned that eRecordsUSA was the company that could handle our job. The owner understood the job's importance to us and did the job quickly and professionally.