Book Scanning in Academia Gives More Students Access to Texts

Pearl Scan, a leading provider of document scanning services in the UK, has hailed the way that digitisation of academic texts is helping give more students access to educational materials they’ve never before been able to benefit from.

As many elements of education migrate into the digital sphere, Pearl Scan is endorsing digitisation of academic texts, in order to put students on an equal footing – and also to protect incredibly old texts from the wear and tear that comes with being stored in a conventional library.

Naveed Ashraf, Managing Director of Pearl Scan, says, “No longer are prime essay materials restricted to the students that arrive at the library first – digitisation means that all students have access to the same catalogue of materials, allowing them to leverage the very best learning resources for their essays and coursework.”

Naveed adds, “Preserving documents in a digital way also means that they can be protected and preserved against the general wear and tear that often occurs when documents are taken out of libraries. Digitisation is changing the face of academia by helping us to preserve all of our most important texts, while simultaneously ensuring that students are on a level playing field when it comes to tracking down great source material for their academic work.”

Pearl Scan provides a comprehensive book scanning and digitisation service that has already been utilised by many of the country’s top universities and educational establishments. The service covers everything from rare and fragile volumes to manuscripts, newspapers and magazines, and digitising these resources comes with almost endless benefits for libraries and the students that use them.

The book scanning service is used by writers, publishers, collectors, archivists, students and individuals alike, and there are two options available – the ‘unbound’ option (which slices the spine of the book for fast scanning) and the ‘bound’ option, which ensures the original book or document remains in perfect condition throughout. The files can also be converted to a multitude of file formats, including searchable PDFs (ideal for student libraries where quotes or phrases may be searched), Microsoft Word documents, HTML format or .epub files, which can be used on e-readers and tablet devices.

Digitising books and documents can save time and money for universities and libraries. No longer will they have to replace copies of books that are returned dog-eared or in unsuitable condition, and file search systems will be made many times easier with a digitised library.

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Pearl Scan Solutions (Group) was founded in 2003 to support organisations that face critical document management issues and challenges in their desire to go paperless and become more efficient. Since then, we have grown into a leading national document scanning services provider that delivers the highest quality document scanning and data capture services, enabling our clients to successfully unlock the true value of the information contained in their files, resulting in increased productivity, performance, competitive advantages and in most cases significant reductions in cost.  



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