For its students, the University Library of Regensburg has 16 zeta Comfort overhead scanners by Zeutschel which may be used for copying purposes free of charge. "The aim", says Dr. Rafael Ball, director of the library, "is the provision of high-quality and seamless information"
Media disruption avoided
Modern scanning systems are more frequently used for copying services
As a public service provider for research and teaching, the mission of the University Library of Regensburg is to offer a comprehensive supply of literature and information. This also includes early recognition of the technological and the corresponding social trends and designing appropriate solutions. Processing digital information by means of mobile end devices and thereby avoiding the paper-based documentation associated with it, is one such development.
People, especially when they are young and technologically-minded, desire 'seamless connectivity' to access information." Media disruption between analogue data sources such as books and magazines and the sheer growing numbers of digital data sources must therefore be closed, says Dr. Rafael Ball emphatically. For public sectors of libraries, this has far-reaching consequences in terms of technical equipment."Modern scanners will be increasingly used for copying", Dr. Rafael Ball is certain of this.
This claim is backed up by the many functional advantages. Intelligent image enhancement software delivers crisp, colour prints, something that not only applies to books or periodicals but also to all manner of printed media.
"For example, accurate representation of coloured graphics or photos is increasingly essential for students of natural sciences and the same thing also applies to medicine, too", says Dr. Rafael Ball in explanation.
Plus, there are the ecological considerations. By using overhead scanners for copying purposes, the burden on the environment is relieved as neither paper, ink or toner is necessary.