You can get a high quality scan using our Bookeye scanner in the Centre for Digital Scholarship. Scan large maps, architectural plans, books and more to a USB device. Please comply with Copyright.

Using the Bookeye scanner

Set up and position your item

  1. Press the Power Button
  2. Place your item in the centre of the cradle so it is as flat as possible:
    • Adjust the height of each side by gently pushing the cradle panels up or down
    • Use the Up and Down buttons to raise the cradle as needed
    • Optional - lower the glass plate to flatten your item

If light is reflecting onto your scan:

  • close the window blinds
  • turn off the overhead lights
  • please return the room to the way it was when you are finished

Scan your item

There are a range of settings and templates to assist you to get the best scan.

  1. Touch the Templates button on the panel
  2. Select your preferred option or select Use default
  3. Touch Job Mode
  4. Choose a file format or keep the default. Note: You cannot change the file format once you start scanning.
  5. Touch Close Window
  6. Touch Scan Now

Transfer your scan to USB

  1. Insert your USB device
  2. Touch Transfer
  3. Choose USB
  4. After transfer is complete select:
    • Continue - to add pages to the previous scan
    • New - to start a new scan
    • Exit - to finish
  5. Remove your USB

Additional settings

Splitting pages

This function splits the scanned document into two separate images.

  1. Touch Size on the panel
  2. Touch Splitting Image
  3. Set to Auto - Start with Left

Scan quality 

The Bookeye scan files will be quite large. Changing the settings to improve the quality of the scan will increase the file size.

Touch Quality on the panel to adjust scan settings.

Colour mode

We recommend:

  • 24bit colour for colour images and text
  • Grayscale for grayscale text and image items

Dots per inch (DPI)

The default is 200 pixels per inch (PPI).  You can select 100 to 600 PPI. 

We recommend 400 PPI for Optical Character Recognition (OCR). 

Image capture standards are available from the National Library of Australia.

Enhancement

Exposure: leave set to Fixed

Avoid background text bleed-through:

  • Brightness - 50%
  • Contrast - 50%
  • Image Sharpness - 1
  • Gamma - 2.2