EDPL has been performing several scanning jobs for Govt. Election Departments, Post Offices, Land & RS Records, Libraries, etc. EDPL has been holding ownership of heavy duty scanners, like Fujitsu, Kodak, HP, Bookeye4 & Canon of ranges from legal to A0. We use KOHA software for cataloging of books and DSpace for uploading into server.
Book scanning (or magazine scanning) is the process of converting physical books and magazines into digital media such as images,electronic text, or electronic books (e-books) by using an image scanner.
Image scanners may be manual or automated. In an ordinary commercial image scanner, the book is placed on a flat glass plate (or platen), and a light and optical array moves across the book underneath the glass. In manual book scanners, the glass plate extends to the edge of the scanner, making it easier to line up the book’s spine. Other book scanners place the book face up in a v-shaped frame, and photograph the pages from above. Pages may be turned by hand or by automated paper transport devices. Glass or plastic sheets are usually pressed against the page to flatten it.
After scanning, software adjusts the document images by lining it up, cropping it, picture-editing it, and converting it to text and final e-book form. Human proofreaders usually check the output for errors.