Did you know…? – scanning books

To scan books, pictures and other irregular-shaped originals, use the flatbed section under the lid of the printer. To scan multiple pages from a book, you need to group them into a single email attachment. Here’s how:

1)  Hold your ID card against the log in sticker on the MFD
2)  Lift the lid and align your book with the far-left end of the flatbed, face down
3)  Tap the Scan/Fax icon
4)  Tap Email Me to send the attachment to yourself or Direct Input to type in someone
else’s email address
5)  At the bottom of the screen, tap the 1-Sided icon (Simplex/Duplex) and choose
     2-Sided, then  Close. Then tap the Auto icon (Scan Size) and select Metric Sizes:
     choose B4 or A4 depending on the orientation and size of your book

scanning books6)   Press the blue Start button to scan the 1st original 
7)   Remove the book, turn the page and place it back on the flatbed to scan the next
8)   Press the blue Start button – continue as above with any subsequent pages  
9)   Tap Finish and press the blue Start button to complete the process 
10) Remember to Log Out 

You should receive an email with your scan attached in PDF format.

Please be aware that there is a size limit when scanning to email. We recommend splitting any larger scan jobs into sections of about 20 pages at a time or the email may not be sent.

Also be aware that copyright restrictions apply. It is acceptable to scan one chapter or 5% of a book, whichever is the greater. For more information, see our Library guide: Introduction to copyright available at: www.abdn.ac.uk/library/documents/guides/qggen008.pdf












Important Notice: Scanning Copyright Material for MyAberdeen

Just a reminder that any copyright material scanned for inclusion in MyAberdeen (journal articles, chapters/sections from books) must be accompanied by two copies of the Scanning Record Sheet available at: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/facilities/services/copying/scan-record/

One completed copy should be attached to the item to be included in the VLE, and the other copy forwarded to me. 

Please note that a scanning record sheet needs to be completed each time an item is re-used for subsequent classes, so even if you filled in a sheet last session, you will have to complete a new one to include the course code, duration of the course and number of registered students. 

Finally, please remove any scanned copyright items from MyAberdeen that you do not  plan to use during this academic term.  You may however retain a back-up copy which you can re-install for use in future courses as required.

If you have any queries regarding scanning of copyright items for inclusion in MyAberdeen, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mary Mowat
Copyright Officer