The KIC Bookscanner was purchased with Student Technology Fees.
The following steps are a quickstart guide using the KIC Bookeye 4 Bookscanner. For more detailed information on modifying images please read the help guide by clicking KIC Help Desk Guide T2T. You can also access this information on the scanner itself at an time via the Interactive Touch Screen by simply touching the <Guide> tab to view the Guide Navigation Window.
Step 1: Document Placement
The assumption before you begin is that you logged into Windows and the KIC Bookeye Software has launched. If not able to please contact the help desk @ 212 817 7300 or HelpDesk@gc.cuny.edu.
KIC systems operate with a variety of scanner models. If the scanner component for your KIC system is a Bookeye 4, notice that the scanner has movable cradles for the left and right side of books. The cradle can be left flat (i.e. at 180°) for scanning flat, unbound material, or raised to 120° forgentle handling of books or other types of bound material that flat scanners may damage.
To scan on the KIC Bookeye 4 system, place the document in the middle of the scanner bed, aligning the vertical laser guide with the gutter of the book. The ideal horizontal and vertical laser guide positions, as well as where to
put your hands, is shown below.
Placing Document on Bookeye 4’s Scanner Bed
Many bound documents must be held open to get them to lay flat. If you need to use your thumbs to hold the pages down, the scanner’s automatic cropping function will perform best if you make a fist with each hand and hold the book open with your thumbs extended as shown in the image above. The image of your hands will be removed automatically.
Step 2: Copyright Notice
Initial Interactive LCD Touch Display Screen
The first time a user touches the <Scan> button, a window with a Copyright agreement appears. Touch <Accept> on the Copyright notice to agree with the terms included and the scan session will begin automatically.
Copyright Policy Acceptance
Step 3: Scanning Documents
Note: Remember similar to Adobe Photoshop or any imaging program you cannot modify image until you have scanned it, so first scan and then select Modify and Save/Send (Search PDF, etc.) options.
A few seconds after accepting the copyright statement, the first scanned image will be displayed on the display. If the KIC system detects that the document being scanned is a book, the system automatically splits the left from the right pages into two different images. A thumbnail image of each scanned page is displayed at the top of the interactive touch screen.
LCD Display Screen with Scanned Image
To continue scanning additional pages, touch <Scan>.
Thumbnails with Scan Controls on the Touch Screen
Users may also press the foot pedal, if present, to initiate scanning.
Note: Brightness, contrast, resolution, color, etc. controllers are available under the <Scan> tab.
Repeat this step to scan additional images.
Note: You can preview any scanned image by simply clicking on a specific thumbnail and viewing on the monitor.
Step 4: Saving Scanned Images
Note: If you do not insert a USB flash drive you will be prompted to send to an email address.
To save scanned images to a USB flash drive, plug a USB flash drive into the upper right corner of the cabinet. The system will automatically detect it. Then press thebutton to save the images tot he USB drive.
Inserting USB Flash Drive into USB Port on Cabinet.
Saving Images by pressing Save Files Touch Screen Button
After images are saved, touch <Continue Scanning>, <Continue Outputting> or <End Session>.
Note: To save images in other formats click on <Save/Send> tab and then More Output options to save as Searchable PDF, Quick PDF, JPGEG, PNG, RTF or Audio.
For more information read the help manual by clicking KIC Help Desk Guide T2T.