October 5, 2015

Digitization: Quidenus’s Book Scanning Robots are Helping Build Custom e-Libraries

From Wired UK:

Sofie Quidenus uses robots to build digital libraries. “I knew nothing about robotics when I started, but I felt that there would be a huge demand for book digitisation,” the Austrian entrepreneur says.


Her next chapter: the ScanGuru, a book-scanner that allows home users to turn books into ebooks.


Qidenus counts the Google Book Project, the Library of Alexandria in Egypt and several national libraries in Europe among its clients, and it has received €1 million from Austrian investors.

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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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