The art of book scanning: conservational, ergonomic, productive
When designing our V-book scanner book2net Cobra, we focused on the needs and wishes of our customers. In close cooperation with selected partners, we have developed a high-precision book scanner as part of the guidelines of the Europeana project, which takes into account the special conservation requirements of the most sensitive historical holdings such as precious illuminated manuscripts or incunabula while at the same time guaranteeing high flexibility, productivity and user-friendliness.Valuable, old books deserve special attention to put their beauty in its true light. Heightened and waved surfaces, special inks and colors and especially gold grounds and gildings require more than standard illumination. To meet these special requirements, the book2net Cobra is equipped with an additional lighting system for the glare- and shadow-free capture of specially structured surfaces, which can be integrated, mounted or controlled externally as required. The LED lighting system offers a stable color temperature for perfect reproduction. Thanks to the Fresnel lenses used, uniform illumination over the entire scan area is guaranteed.In order to combine the highest conservation standards with a comfortable work process, we also offer a range of different holding systems for the manual and semi-automatic operation of the scanner, be it for the entire book body or for individual pages.