book digitizer

What is book digitizer?

book digitizer meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
In the August 2004 issue of American Libraries, the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Kirtas Technologies, Inc., Xerox, and PARC have partnered to develop the APT BookScan 1200, a machine capable of automatically scanning 1,200 printed pages per hour and converting the text to digital format. The device includes a patented preservation book cradle and automatic page turner so sensitive it can turn single pages of a telephone directory (click here to see images of the scanner). Associated software allows metadata to be created at the time of scanning, as well as optical character recognition transition and multiple format output (TIFF, JPEG, or compact PDF). Popular Science magazine named the APT BookScan one of the 100 best product innovations of 2003 because it makes mass book digitization cost-effective for the first time.  


reference: ABC-CLIO