Monday, May 02, 2016

Quick and Easy Scanning - Now Available in the Libraries!

The Montgomery College Libraries, partnering with the Office of Information Technology, are pleased to announce that all four Libraries now have high resolution, state of the art, and multilingual overhead scanners. The scanners were designed for high-volume scanning in library environments, and feature a book cradle which helps preserve the spine of books.

Dedicated to student success and college affordability, the new scanners:
·        will significantly cut down the time it takes to scan material through ease of use and fast scanning capabilities;
·        provide multiple digital file sending and sharing options to facilitate review and use of the scanned materials, including saving materials to USB drives, uploading them directly to the WEPA website, and sending them to email;
·        save paper and offer ‘green’ methods for using and manipulating academic literature in support of coursework; and
·        produce crisp, high quality scanned files that can be manipulated to accommodate reading on any type of electronic device students may be using in their research and coursework.

Additionally, Libraries print collections will become increasingly accessible and promote equity by facilitating access to library content within students’ personal digital file management systems as opposed to students vying for competition for print resources, such as textbooks, when checked out to an individual.


The Libraries and Office of Information Technology have invested in several technology resources to assist students in their academic success. These resources include laptop loaning, tablet loaning, One Button Studio video recording, and collaborative workstations. The overhead scanners are the newest addition to Montgomery College Libraries’ technology resources. We are dedicated to meeting student needs and helping them succeed.

For a closer look, check out this YouTube Video or visit us at the Libraries!

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