Instead of looking for
change to make copies, patrons of the Central Libraries can now take advantage
of a change for the better. The Moody and Jones Libraries of Baylor
University have installed three Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) scanning
stations. Gone are the days of paper jams and copious copies while trying
to flatten a book to avoid blurry text images or to capture perfectly centered
technology, KIC scanners allow students and faculty to capture digital images
of study materials to their portable flash drives. The KIC scanner can
handle virtually any size book, magazine, journal, newspaper, photo or other
material from postage stamp size up to 17 x 24 inches in black and white or
full color. The images and even text from PDF files can then be pasted
into reports or research papers.
Not only does the KIC
scanner make digitization easy, but it is also good for the environment.
Since users merely save the images to their flash drives, paper copies are
obsolete. This means a reduction in paper and toner usage, which is good
for both Baylor University and the environment.
So drop by the Central Libraries and check out the KIC scanning station for yourself. The scanners are located on the first floor of Jones Library, Moody Memorial Library on the first floor near the elevator and in the Garden Level Information Commons.