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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