In regards to book scanning service, what does it cost to scan a book?
It depends on the volume to some degree. When we’re looking at a full archive, obviously then we’re contemplating the archive in its totality, the range and sizes of books, and the required project duration. Obviously, whether one shift, two shifts, and all that the project may entail.
On the smaller side of things, with one or two books, we do a lot of thesis, we capture a lot of medical and legal books for students. And obviously photo albums and different collections that individuals might want in a digital form.
The cost calculator on our website gives you a simple costing tool. Enter in the approximate quantity of pages and the document size – A-4, A-3, A-2, or whatever. And that’ll give you a good idea of the predicted cost.
The cost calculator doesn’t take into account everything about the characteristics of what your collection contains. The indexing that may be required, is it a handwritten volume or whether were introducing OCR to create a searchable record.
But it will give you a very good approximation of what you are up for. Obviously, you can give Microsystems a call and walk us through what you have. We’ll then come back to you with a prediction of cost via a quotation.
From a bottom-line perspective, we’ve got a minimum invoice charge of $66.00 , for the generation of an invoice. If you looked at around 45 cents per page, at a low volume, that’d be a good ballpark. Other costs could include OCR, DVD supply, pickup and delivery, and File Indexing.