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Scanning and Microformat Printing


ScanTents offer an easy way to digitise books or loose documents in high quality. In conjunction with any scan app, books or documents can be easily scanned with your own smartphone. The support on the top of the ScanTent is used to steadily hold the smartphone in place and, at the same time,  guarantees an optimal viewing angle. White LED strips provide an even illumination of the object.

For a smooth scanning process, the free DocScan app is recommended. Once started, an image is automatically captured as soon as a page is turned. The scans can later be combined into a PDF document on the smartphone and saved or sent. It is also worth noting that the app also includes a text recognition function (OCR). The DocScan app is available for IOS and Android devices.

“Bookeye” Book Scanners

In level -1 of the Central Library near the former info point 5 (periodicals) there are 1 book scanners (for coloured or black/white scans). After scanning, you can print files, save them on a USB stick and/or send the data to the copy shop (e. g. to create a CD).

In the service center of Acribit-Copyshop (level -1) there is another book scanner for colored scans and the functions described above.

The Bookeye scanners should be used for making photocopies from heavy or oversized books and bound journals (larger than DIN A3).

Microformat Printing (Reader-printer)

Do you need to read/scan and print from Microfilm and/or Microfiche? A microformat reader-printer is located in the Central Library, level -1 (in front of the ACRIBIT Copy Shop) for this purpose. A copy card is required for this service. You can also have the scanned images saved to a CD or USB drive (at the ACRIBIT Copy Shop).