E-scan, a book scanner from France based i2S SA, is a revolutionary product that is a sure boon to libraries. It has an integrated scanning method that can scan a book without
causing any damage to the spine. Any kind of bound documents or books can be scanned including papers that are delicate or fragile.
Recently, a friend of mine who was interested in this technology requested the company to see a demonstration. Upon accompanying her I discovered that e-Scan requires you to place the book face-up and the scanner using touch screen technology captures the image of the relevant pages. The scanned book can be saved on a pen-drive, printed out or shared in a computer network. Valuable books can be stored permanently in this manner and can be re-printed.The machine is able to scan in colour, grayscale or black and white. The thickness of the paper can vary up to 10cm thick and up to A3++ format. Moreover, it boasts of other features such as watermark, and Radio-frequency identification technology. A must have for any library.