January 25, 2022

Duke University Libraries Debuts Book Scanning Service for Faculty, Students, Staff

The service launched earlier this week. As you’ll read scanned books also become available via the Internet Archive. Great idea, cool collaboration.

From a Duke U. Libraries Blog Post:

Starting this semester, Duke University faculty, students, and staff can request to have certain public domain books scanned on demand. If a book is published before 1923* and located in the Perkins, Bostock, Lilly, or Music Library or in the Library Service Center (LSC), a green “Digitize This Book” button will appear in its online catalog record. Clicking on this button starts the request.

Within two weeks (although likely sooner), you will get an email with a link to the digitized book in the Duke University Libraries collections on the Internet Archive. You—and the rest of the world—can now read this book online, download it to your Kindle, export it as a PDF, or get it as a fully searchable text-only file. And you never have to worry about late fees or recalls!

See Also: Duke University Materials (via Internet Archive)

See Also: Review Scanned Materials as They Become Available in Duke U. IA Collection

See Also: Duke U. Libraries Catalog Record For Book That Is Eligible For Scanning
Note the “Digitize this Book” Button on Right Side of Page

Again, the scanning service is only available to Duke U. Faculty, Students, and Staff

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.